The fashion for such richly mosaiced furniture was promoted in the early 19th century in Tunbridge Wells, where a number of manufacturers executed a presentation table 'veneered with party-coloured woods from every part of the globe' for Princess Victoria in 1826. William Fenner, manufacturer of 'Mosaic and Inlaid Wood Furniture', was amongst those who worked on the table, and in the 1830s traded in Regent Street as Fenner & Co. of Mount Ephraim (Manufacturers to their Majesties & the Royal Family). Fenner has also been credited with the manufacture of a suite of related furniture in the collection of Lord Faringdon (see E. and A. Pinto, Tunbridge and Scottish Souvenir Woodware, London, 1970, figs. 20 and 21).
Amongst related parquetry furniture of Australian woods exhibited at the Sydney International Exhibition, 1879 and the Melbourne International Exhibition, 1880-1881, are the Parqueterie Cabinetware of Messrs. Hugentobler and Sturm of Blumberg, whose work was also displayed in the 1870s at the Waymouth Street Chamber of Manufacturers (see K. Fahey and A. Simpson, Australian Furniture: Pictorial History and Dictionary, 1999).