The successful partnership of Mack, Williams and Gibton was formed around 1812 and the firm flourished under this name until the death of John Mack in 1829. The firm is recognized for the superb timbers employed and their high quality of workmanship which is often compared to Gillows of Lancaster and London. Much of the furniture they produced was inspired by designs published by Thomas Hope and George Smith. The firm appears to have come into partnership from 1803 and received a Royal Warrant in 1806. They regularly labelled their furniture and used a system of an impressed numbers. A number is impressed on this table.
A closely related dining-table with similarly carved scrolled feet, was sold anonymously, Christie's New York, 13 April 2000, lot 127.