The rectangular simulated marble top with three-quarter pierced brass gallery above a pair of doors with gilt mouldings and above a frieze drawer with similar moulding and flanked by ebonised and parcel-gilt pilasters.
The stand moulded and decorated with applied gilt and flowerhead paterae, on female-headed square tapering legs with scales and lion paw feet.
The interior, circa 1700, is walnut-veneered and contains an arrangement of drawers surrounding a central cupboard enclosing secret drawers.
This is a fine example of a piece of furniture being reused and updated to comply with contemporary taste, 139cm by 102cm.
The London firm of Fell and Newton, later James Newton, supplied Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793) and in particular, his nephew Henry, 10th Earl and 1st Marquess of Exeter (1754-1804) with numerous items of extremely fine furniture.