Johann or Jean-Gotlieb Frost, maître in 1785.
Frost was born in Berlin in 1746 and came to Paris circa 1782. He was apprenticed to David Roentgen, and was his self-named successor, according to a notice published after receiving his maîtrise: "Le sieur Frost, successeur du sieur David Roentgen, ébéniste-méchanicien du Roi et la Reine, tient à présent, rue Croix-des-Petits-Champs, le grand magazin d'Ebénisterie que ce dernier avait ci-devant rue de Grenelle-Saint-Honoré, et continue de vendre des meubles très recherchés pour leur forme et leur poli". He worked in the same manner as Roentgen and he often sold pieces made by Roentgen as well. He most likely stamped this table à ecrire in his capacity as a dealer as it is too early to be his own work.