The table trestles of entwined lion monopodia, originally coloured in the Roman manner in trompe l'oiel ancient bronze, correspond to those of a writing-table that is likely to have been designed around 1808 for Southill, Bedfordshire. The latter is likely to have been executed under the direction of Charles Heathcote Tatham (d. 1842), architect and author of Etchings representing Fragments of Antique Grecian and Roman Architectural Ornament, 1806, and supplied by William Marsh and Thomas Tatham (F.J.B. Watson, Southill, A Regency House, London, 1951, fig. 22; P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., 1954, vol. III, p. 262, fig. 54; and G. Jackson-Stops, 'Southill Park', Country Life, 28 April 1994, p. 66, fig. 10).
A related trestle pattern of 1804 featuring inturned monopodia featured in one of George Smith's seat patterns in A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, 1808, pl. 51.