The attribution to Mayhew and Ince is based on the firm's documented and attributed use of motifs related to the present tables such as the crossed palm fronds, oval paterae, draped husks suspended from ribbons and berried laurel leaves. A commode in the collection of the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the top with similar crossed palm fronds tied with a ribbon, attributed to Mayhew and Ince, is illustrated, L. Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, 1994, p. 195, fig. i-ii; see also, Christie's, London, a table top with crossed palm fronds, sold, November 21, 1974, and a bonheur-du-jour, the side drawers inlaid with ribbon-tied crossed palm fronds, Christie's, London, November 19, 1992, lot 89. Additionally, the thumb-molded underside of the front edge appears to have been once ebonized; see G. Beard and C. Gilbert, the Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, pp. 589-598: 'Moulded borders of commodes, tables and chests, especially when free of ormolu mounts, were often strengthened by ebonizing, a highly unusual device perhaps unique to the firm'. A pembroke table with similar husks swags to the frieze drawer was sold in these rooms, The Collection of Tom Devenish, April 24, 2008, lot 135; another pembroke table was formerly in the North Drawing room at Ham House, Middlesex, first illustrated by Mrs. Charles Roundell, Ham House, Its History and Art Treasures, London, 1904, vol. I, and subsequently sold by the Countess of Dysart, Sotheby's, London, April 10, 1972, lot 64, this table probably being one of the pair exhibited by Norman Adams at The Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, London, June 14-24, 1972, p. 19.