The reed-enriched table has 'sarcophagus' end-trestles, whose Grecian scrolled pillars terminate in Grecian key-frets. It derives from a tea-table pattern, in the French antique manner, invented around 1800 by the connoisseur Thomas Hope (d. 1831) and published in his, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, (figs. 1 and 2, pl. XXII). A 'Ladies Dressing Table' pattern of related form was engraved in 1806 for George Smith's, Guide to Household Furniture, 1808 (pl. 73).
A related castor-fitted table, likely to have been commissioned by Henry Baring (d. 1848) was offered anonymously [Property of a Nobleman], in these Rooms, 3 July 1997, lot 61.