The Roman-mosaiced tray-top table, with vase-turned pillar on Grecian-scrolled 'claw', relates to the fashionable French work-table (tricoteuse) as featured in La Mèsangére, 1831. The tray's cube mosaic was a speciality of the Tonbridge inlayer Mr. Burrows (see H.W. Wolff, Sussex Industries, 1883). The table, with its 'vandyke' points, was executed in the 1840s by I. T. Ubsdell of Tunbridge Wells at the Mount Ephraim 'Inlaid & Mosaic Wood Manufactory' established in the late l8th century by William Fenner, but who had ceased trading in 1840 (see B. Austen, Tunbridge Ware and Related European Decorative Woodwares, 3rd ed. 2001, pp.145-154: and B.Austen, A Tunbridge Ware Work Table by Fenner & Co', Furniture History Newsletter, No. 147, August 2002).