Inlaid with a distinctive floral pictorial, this work table relates to a small group of furniture made in Charleston around the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Discussed by Bradford L. Rauschenberg and John Bivins, Jr., the inlaid tablets are thought to have been imported from Britain, illustrating the continuing penchant for British designs in Charleston during the Federal era. See Bradford L. Rauschenberg and John Bivins, Jr., The Furniture of Charleston, 1680-1820, vol. II (Winston-Salem, NC, 2003), pp. 643-649.