This monopodium form of table, with hollow-side 'altar' pedestal on bacchic lion-paw feet, derives from a French/antique pattern in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. XXXlX); and was executed by the French cabinet-maker S. Jamar of Wardour Street.
In 1818, he advertised a range of furniture 'equal to any made in Paris', and on moving to Gerard Street, Soho, the following year, in one of his advertisements he included mention of 'handsome Tables, in rosewood….' (C. Gilber, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, pp. 272-280). The rose-stem bas-reliefs that embellish the pedestal of this rosewood table also feature on one of Jamar's rosewood secretaires, with multi-columned and mirrored interior, that might be identified with the 'beautiful Secretaire with 1000 columns' also noted in the latter advertisement (the secretaire was offered anonymously, Sotheby's London, 16 November 1990, lot 346.