The handwritten label translates as 'This gueridon was acquired by my ancestor Jean Hercule du Pont at the occasion of the dispersal of the furniture from the building known as the Baraque de l'Empereur (Barracks of the Emperor) built by Napoléon 1st at the Camp de Boulogne in 1803-04 to stay in and live at his headquarters. No certificate of authenticity, considered at the time to be unimportant, was then issued - This piece and its history were bequeathed from father to son until bequeathed to me as the last living descendant. Only the top marble plaque, broken during a relocation, was replaced by me. Paris, 28 January, 1952. Langlade, Edouard.'