Despite the difference in colour, the leaves appear to be original.
This table now lacks additional leaves that would extend its length to 14ft. 1in. (430 cm.)
This ingenious form of dining/occasional table was invented by the Norwich cabinet-maker Benjamin Palmer Titter (d.1830) following the establishment of his St. Simon's Street premises in 1810. The same pattern of Grecian sofa-table trestles, terminating in bacchic lion-paws, feature on a closely related table bearing his brass plaque and the inscription 'B. P. Titter, Inventor & Manufacturer, No. 4 St. Simons Norwich' (sold Sotheby's New York, 26 January 2000, lot 266).