The 'Feilden' cabinet, japanned in the late 17th century manner with trompe l'oeil black lacquer, golden Chinese landscapes and brass enrichments, would have been dressed with floral Chinese porcelain to form a focal point; and its frame designed en suite with the window-pier table of a reception-dressing room.
Its triumphal-arched cresting and frame are designed in the Louis Quatorze 'Roman' fashion promoted by the engraved Oeuvres of William III's Paris-trained 'archirect' Daniel Marot (d.1752). Triumphal laurels festoon the Feilden family escutcheon and motto-bearing ribbon, which issue from richly fretted ribbons that are enwreathed by Roman foliage and provide a china-rail that is bounded by Egyptian obelisk pillars emblematic of 'Eternity'. Its arched table-frame, enwreathed by Arcadian Pan reed gadroons and festooned with laurels, is supported by Ionic pilasters, whose plinth-supported 'vase' pillars are tied by wave-voluted stetchers providing a stand for a porcelain vase. A related pair of tables, with related tops of Chinese lacquered 'boards', were supplied in 1704 for Queen Anne's apartment at St. James's Palace by the court cabinet-maker Gerrit Jensen (d.1715) of St. Martin's Lane. A closely related cabinet and stand of the period is now at Saltram, Devon (see A. Bowett, English Furniture: 1660-1714, Woodbridge 2002, pp. 149, pl. 5:7; and p. 164, pl. 5:33).