The brief reign of William IV c.1835-40 was an important period of transition between the Regency and Victorian eras. Classically inspired architecture of the Regency period was still popular, but the romanticism that was to characterise the Victorian era had begun to take hold. As such the furniture of the William IV period is essentially a more robust and chunkier version of the furniture made in the Regency period. The Pembroke table was perhaps named after Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (1561–1621), who originally ordered its design.
If you like your tables to offer good value for money, have bags of country house character and appreciate the beauty of period timber then this is for you. Timeless.