The table top is richly inlaid, after the French manner, with a triumphal ribbon-tied and flower-festooned pastoral trophy, that comprises palm and laurel branches together with a lyre, oboe and opened music book. A similar composition features on a bureau en pente illustrated in. P. Thornton & W. Rieder, 'Pierre Langlois: Ebéniste. Part 4', Connoisseur, April 1972, p. 257, fig. 1. A further, similar composition featured on a pair of commodes supplied to Sir Lawrence Dundas, Bt. for Moor Park, Hertfordshire and attributed to the Tottenham Court Road ébéniste, Pierre Langlois (d. 1767), whose trade-card advertised and illustrated French picturesque 'commodes' made and inlaid in the 'Politest manner' and 'garnies de Bronze doreez' (see P. Thornton and W. Rieder, 'Pierre Langlois, Ebéniste. Part 3', Connoisseur, March 1972, p. 178, fig. 5). The Dundas commodes were sold by the Marquess of Zetland and the 3rd Marquess of Zetland's Will Trust, in these Rooms, 3 July 1997, lot 102. Another pair of 'Dundas' commodes attributed to Langlois, was exhibited in the Christie's Exhibition 'Treasures of the North', 13 January-13 February 2000, cat. no. l04.