This table can be attributed to Gillows on account of its distinctive spindle-end supports. Gillows created the 'spindle end' design in 1818 and adapted it to several different types of furniture. An example of another table showing this feature, stamped by Gillows, is illustrated in G. Wills Craftsmen and Cabinet-makers of Classic English Furniture, Edinburgh, 1974, p. 117, fig. 108.
The cut-cornered tablet of marble with 'Egyptian' sun-rayed mosaics and Ashford black marble originates from Derbyshire. It was possibly created by White Watson (1760-1835), the grandson of the 1st Duke of Devonshire's stone and woodcarver, Samuel Watson. Watson's specialty was the making of inlaid stone slabs displaying the geological strata and mineral veins of Derbyshire. An example of his work, similar in geometric composition to this lot, is illustrated in N. Barker 'The Devonshire Inheritance: Five Centuries of Collecting at Chatsworth', Virginia, 2003, p.268, fig. 10.