The table is decorated to all sides, so it does point to it being used as a centre table as opposed to a side table.
Balcarres, Scottish home of the Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, takes its name from the Gaelic baile carrach, meaning rough or stony settlement. Located in the East Neuk of Fife, not far from the village of Colinsburgh, the house originated as a Z-plan tower in the 16th century, with improvements and extensions taking place over the next three centuries which have substantially altered its appearance, but kept to the Scots Baronial style at its core. The house sits in a prominent position with views over the surrounding countryside and across the Firth of Forth to the Lothians, Bass Rock, the Lammermuir Hills, and the Edinburgh hills.
The best quality example of this type of furniture we have seen and a glimpse into the grand country house of Balcarres.