The use of yewwood inlay, the strongly contrasted shading to the oak leaf panels and the distinctive medallion-inlaid cuffs to the legs are characteristic of the work of William Moore (d.1815). He established a cabinet-making shop in Dublin in 1783 where he advertised 'card tables on a new construction (both ornamented and plain) which appear like small Pier Tables' (G. Beard, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p.622). Moore had previously worked for Mayhew and Ince in their London premises and his work reflects their influence, particularly the use of yewwood panels in marquetry.
A pair of closely related pier tables were sold from an Irish family, Christie's, London, 11 November 1999, lot 164. A further related single table was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 25 September 1997, lot 245.