This was made for the Drawing Room and invoiced in 1817 as 'An Oak Sofa Table richly inlaid with Holly & white mouldings & c £25 10s'.
The patera-enriched sofa table was intended to accompany a Grecian sofa, which is the one illustrated in the 1849 Tew watercolour (illustrated by lot 178). It was designed en suite with the circular table, and its top is wreathed with the same honey-suckled ribbon featured on the latter's frieze (see lot 160). The Grecian-arched 'claws' of its pillared trestles are inlaid with the same foliated pattern as appears on Mrs Robert Ferguson's sofa table executed in 1817 (C. Wainwright et al., George Bullock, Cabinet-Maker, London, 1988, no. 22).