The card-table, embellished with tablet-and-medallion compartments in the George III Roman or antique manner, is inlaid with bifurcating rose-sprigs in the French fashion popularised by the Tottenham Court Road ébéniste Pierre Langlois (d. 1765). Similar flower sprigs feature on top of a commode illustrated in Langlois' trade card and described as being 'inscrutes de fleurs' (W. Rieder and P. Thornton 'Pierre Langlois: Ebéniste', Connoisseur, December 1971, p. 284).
Related marquetry featured on a bonheur-du-jour sold from the collection of Sir Michael Sobell, in these Rooms, 23 June 1994, lot 268. A related pembroke table is illustrated in C. Claxton Stevens & S. Whittington, 18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, Woodbridge, 1985, pp. 330-331.