The table does have aesthetic movement influence to its design with the fluted parcel gilt elements and the octagonal shapes to the columns. The aesthetic movement can be seen as the bridge to the arts and crafts style. It often had formalised, restrained ornamentation, and was heavily influenced by Japanese decoration, knowledge of which flowed to the West in the nineteenth century through oriental imports. It rebelled against the lavish ornamentation and over-embellishment of the high Victorian period, and sought a purer, more precise level of expression.
A versatile piece, rare for its type, with a very strong and intense stage presence.