The lozenge parquetry design of this Pembroke table top is characteristic of the work of Henry Hill of Marlborough (1741-1777). Hill courted many significant West Country clients, including the Duke of Somerset at Maiden Bradley, the Earl of Radnor at Longford Castle and Lord Methuen at Corsham Court, Wiltshire. Included in the furniture Hill supplied to Paul Methuen in the 1760's and 1770's are two mahogany Pembroke tables whose tops display the same large-scale lozenge parquetry design of this table's top (L. Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, pp. 67-68). Another marquetry table of similar design was at Burderop House, Wiltshire (L. Wood, 'Furniture for Lord Delaval: Metropolitan and Provincial', Furniture History, 1990, p. 205, figs. 17 & 18). A related table was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 21 April 2005, lot 238 (£16,800).