Thomas Sheraton (1751-1806) stands alongside Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhaite as one of the great English furniture designers of the 18th century.
He was the author of The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book which was published in four volumes between 1791-94.
Sheraton designs are essentially Neo-classical in style, are characterised by grace and elegance, and generally have slender legs which may be straight or tapered. They also make significant use of inlay decoration, reeding (vertical ridges) and classical motifs.
The picture above shows a console table in the Sheraton style.