This 'Portuguese' table is designed in the historical or 'antiquarian' taste promoted by Wardour Street dealers. Amongst the principal architects promoting a 'revived domestic gothic' or antiquarian furnishings was Anthony Salvin (d.1881), who fused Tudor-Elizabethan with Jacobean and Stuart elements in furniture designed in the late 1820s for Mamhead, Devon. The library designed for John, Earl of Erne by Edward Blore at Crom Castle, Ireland, in the mid-1840's, combines Solomonic columns with applied shaped panels in a very similar style (H. Montgomery Massingberd and C.S. Sykes, Great Houses of Ireland, London, 1999, pp. 62-3).