The elegant sofa table is veneered in golden Indian calamander or 'coromandel wood' whose richly-figured black striations earned it the name of 'marblewood'. The table can be attributed to Gillows of London and Lancaster who made particular use of the downswept end-supports with scrolled 'claws' on many of their tables. A related calamander-banded writing-table by Gillows, has similar ends filled with spindles and relates to a sketch dated 1818 in their Estimate Sketch Books, number 2079 (G. Wills, Craftsmen and Cabinet-Makers of Classic English Furniture, Edinburgh, 1974, pp. 117-118, figs. 108-109). A closely related calamander sofa table attributed to Gillows, from Castle Hyde, Fermoy, Co. Cork, was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 8 July 1993, lot 99.