The tray-topped tea-table has a serpentined apron centred by a Venus-shell badge, and flowered and acanthus-enriched legs terminating in palm-wrapped volutes, such as features on an Irish mid-18th Century marble-topped side or console table at Malahide Castle, Dublin (G.A. Kenyon, The Irish Furniture at Malahide Castle, Dublin, 1994, pp. 12 and 13).
The Stokes family, to whom this table belonged, were a professional Dublin family, distinguished in the Surveying, Accademic and Medical world. If this table came from the Irish Parliament House, it could have been obtained by Whitley Stokes (1763-1845), Regus Professor of Physics at Trinity College, Dublin, who was a well known Radical and United Irishman in his youth.