This table is directly inspired by a design by the iconic German architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841). Schinkel's table was supplied to his Neuen Pavilion in the park of the Royal Palace at Charlottenburg of 1824-25 (see Karl Friedrich Schinkel: 1781-1841, exh. cat., Berlin, 1982, no. 351). Another example can be found in Schloss Glienicke (illustrated in K.F. Schinkel - Moebel und Interior, exh. cat. Hamburg, 2002, pl. 1). These tables share the same iconic base clearly adapted from Antique prototypes by Schinkel which he studied on his travels in Italy and, specifically, the ruins of Pompeii and Heculaneum. Other German furniture designers were clearly thinking along the same lines. A comparable table was sold Le Gout Steinitz, Part I, Christie's New York, 19 October 2007, lot 23 ($8,750).