Similar lamp tables were also produced by the prestigious firm Maison Toulouse. They specialised in the production of high-end decorative brass and ormolu furnishings and objets d'art during the second half of the 20th Century. The firm's list of clientele included the highly celebrated Baron de Redé. A man of impeccable taste, the Baron de Redé had a number of telescopic occasional tables, three of which were sold from his collection at Hôtel Lambert at Sotheby's, Paris, 17 March 2005, lots 112, 711 and 712. The inspiration for the tables' design may have derived from 18th Century telescope bases.