This table has serpentined and Ionic-voluted legs, that are embellished with scalloped and bubble-embossed cartouches and Roman acanthus in the George II 'picturesque' manner, and relate to a leg pattern for a parlour-chair in the 'Modern' style illustrated in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754 (pl. 14). The same pattern of padouk table, but with reed-gadrooned apron, was formerly in the collections of the Dukes of Rutland and may have been commissioned for Cheveley Park, Cambridgeshire at the time of the marriage in 1750 of the 3rd Duke's son, John Manners, Marquis of Granby. The latter, bearing the pencilled inscription, 'Bt of Duke of Rutland Sale March 1845' was sold by a New England collector, Christie's New York, 13 April 2000, lot 12. A similar mahogany table, lacking an apron but featuring antique flutes in the leg, was reputed to have been acquired by the actor David Garrick for his villa at Hampton, Richmond (sold Sotheby's London, 23 May 1980, lot 187).