This George IV "Chippendale" scalloped-tray table, with fluted pillar and tripod claw, relates to patterns for tea-kettle stands in W. Ince and J. Mayhews, Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762 (pl. XIV). However, its robustly carved reeding reflects the early l9th century Grecian manner as appears on a related table sketch in Messrs. Gillows 1831 Estimate Sketch Book (Westminster Library MSS).
This distinctived large-scale "GILLOW" stamp can be categorically dated as it is also seen on the oak chairs supplied by Gillow in 1851 for the Houses of Parliament, based on a pattern chair made by Crace to an A.W.N. Pugin's design (illustrated in S. Stuart, "A Survey of Marks, Labels and Stamps used on Gillow and Waring & Gillow Furniture 1770-1960", Regional Furniture, vol. XII, 1998, figs.12 and 13.)