In 1813 Gillows of London and Lancaster supplied a similar 'Set of mahogany Imperial dining tables on stout twined [sic] reeded legs and brass socket casters' for Broughton Hall, Yorkshire at a cost of 50 gns. Prior to this, Richard Gillow had taken out a patent in 1800 for an extending table, known as the 'Patent Imperial dining-table' (M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture 1795-1830, London, rev.ed., 1965, p. 64-65, fig. 130).
A similar dining-table also attributed to Gillows, was sold by The Lord Brownlow, Belton House, Lincolnshire, Christie's house sale, 30 April-2 May 1984, lot 92. Although no accounts relating to the Brownlow commission appear to have survived, there can be little doubt that much of the furniture at Belton, likethis dining-table, was supplied by Gillows.
A further closely related dining-table, almost certainly supplied to Peter, 5th Earl Cowper (d. 1836), Panshanger, Hertfordshire, was sold by a descendant, Christie's, London, 7 July 1994, lot 65 and another was sold anonymously, 13 November 1997, lot 133. More recently a similar table was sold Christie's, London, 31 October 2012, lot 113 (£34,450 including premium).