This dressing-table pattern with mirror and lidded compartments concealed beneath a hinged tray-sided top, featured in a 1793 engraving issued in the Appendix to Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1802 (pl. 20). Sheraton's Drawing Book also featured a related leg pattern with reeded pillars terminating in stump feet (p. 3 of chair legs). This table formed part of the elegant bedroom furnishings introduced to Kedleston shortly after the death of the 1st Baron Scarsdale in 1804. Another closely related pair of tables was sold by The Viscount Scarsdale and the Kedleston Trustees, in these Rooms, 1 November 1990, lot 136.