The reed-enriched pedestals, with Etruscan-scrolled 'claws', are of Grecian-lyre form with spindle 'strings' and lozenge-enriched bars. The pedestal pattern, including the palm-wrapped castor-sockets, features in Gillows of London and Lancaster's 1818 Estimate Sketch Book (nos. 2079 and 2084) and is illustrated in G. Wills, Craftsmen and Cabinet-makers of Classic English Furniture, Edinburgh, 1974, pp. 117-8 and figs. 108 and 109. A writing-table with similar end-supports was sold by Julian Byng, Esq. in these Rooms, 8 July 1993, lot 63 and another similar sofa table was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 18 April 1996, lot 193. A further sofa table with spindle end-supports was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 29 November 2001, lot 183 (£23,150).