The fluted column and reeded stem of the base and the hexagonal top relate to four tripod tables supplied by Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779) in 1764 and c. 1770. Two were supplied to Sir Lawrence Dundas, Bt., for 19 Arlington Street, one of which was formerly at Aske Hall, Yorkshire (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, vol. II, p. 257, fig. 470). The two other tables were later supplied to Edwin Lascelles for Harewood House, Yorkshire (ibid., p. 256, fig. 469). The overall form also corresponds to a pair of candlestands supplied to Ninian Home, for Paxton House, Berwickshire in 1774 (ibid., p. 212, fig. 385). Neither features the sunk quatrefoil panel on the cabriole leg, but Chippendale did supply a tripod pole screen to William Weddell for the Tapestry Room, Newby Hall, Yorkshire, in c. 1775 that features the sunken leg panel (ibid., p. 184, fig. 334).
Similar examples of the present table are one sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 11 November 1999, lot 30 (£84,000) and another, sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 18 October 2001, lot 229 ($25,850). A tripod table of this form with plain turned shaft was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 6 July 2000, lot 65 (£67,550).