Twenty-five 'pillar and claw' tables of brass-inlaid lobed design have been recorded to date (see C. Gilbert and T.Murdoch, 'Channon Revisited', F.H.S.J., 1994, p.75). The only maker known with certainty to have produced such tables is Johann Friedrich Hintz, one among a group of emigrant cabinetmakers working in London, who in 1738 advertised a sale of 'A Choice Tea-Boards, etc. all curiously made and inlaid with fine Figures of Brass and Mother of Pearl' (C.Gilbert and T.Murdoch, John Channon and Brass-Inlaid Furniture 1730-1760, 1993, p.136). These tables are typically larger in size and examples recently sold at auction include one sold Christie's London, 16 November 1995, lot 61 and another sold in these Rooms, 12-13 October 1995, lot 132. A further example from this group is illustrated in C.Claxton Stevens and S. Whittington, Eighteenth Century English Furniture: The Norman Adams Collection, 1983, pp.288-289.
See the footnote to the previous lot for a discussion of brass-inlaid furniture makers from this period.