The elliptic table, with taper-hermed legs, is designed in the George III Roman fashion popularised in the 1770s by the Rome-trained architect Robert Adam (d. 1792). Its flowered frieze of poetic and chain-linked 'sunflower' medallions corresponds to that of a pier table pattern invented in 1774 by Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779) for Mersham-le-Hatch (P. Thornton, 'The Furnishings of Mersham-le-Hatch', Apollo, June, 1920, pp. 266-277 and pp. 440-451). The poetic trophy medallion with Grecian lyre featured on another table at Mersham-le-Hatch (sold Christie's, London, 4 July 1991, lots 61 and 59). A Pembroke table with related frieze and inlaid with the Masterman coat of arms and crest, was sold from a New York Townhouse, Christie's, New York, 15 April 2005, lot 250.