The hollow-fronted dressing-table has Egyptian reeded legs in the antique manner popularised by Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1807 and George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, London, 1808. The general pattern for this table features in the 1806 Estimate Sketch Book, of Gillows of London and Lancaster, who invoiced a related example in their 1811 Account Book as 'A Handsome Mahogany five drawer dressing Table with rim and on turned reeded legs 6.16.6'. 'Gillows. Lancaster' is stamped on a related table supplied in 1811 to Parlington Hall, Aberford (illustrated in C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, London, 1978, vol. II, p. 380, cat. no. 500) and six were supplied in 1813 to the 2nd Baron Bolton for Hackwood Park, Hampshire, four of which were sold from there, Christie's house sale, 20-22 April 1998, lots 356, 358, 359 and 360.