An extending dining-table on 'one pillar and claw' of this pattern featured in a broadsheet advertisement issued in 1814 by William Pocock (d.1835), cabinet-maker of Southampton Street. The pattern illustrated was for a Pocock 'Sympathetic self-acting dining-table'. A 'sympathetic' dining-table was patented in 1805 by Pocock which also incorporated an extra leaf within the pull-out frame (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 45 and 373, figs. 731-734). A related dining-table, with spare leaves, was sold anonymously in these Rooms, 7 April 1983, lot 142.