This table is related to the designs of Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779). A comparable pair of tables was supplied to William, 5th Earl of Dumfries (c. 1699-1768) in 1779 (Christie's Dumfries House catalogue, 12 July 2007, vol. 1, lot 25).
Many fine pieces of mid-18th century case furniture, particularly card-tables, have 'H. TIBATS' stamped on their concertina-action hinges, including a card-table in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Tibats was clearly an important source for iron fittings and was probably based in London or Birmingham (P. Thornton, 'A Signed Hinge', Furniture History, 1966, pp. 44-45, pl. XXIII).