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, Iictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840i Leeds, 1996, p. 45 and 373, figs. 731-734). A related dining-table, was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 7 April 1983, lot 142. Another of this identical model was sold anonymously Christie's London, 17 April 1997, lot 175 (£9,200, including premium).