The château d'Anet, built by Diane de Poitiers (died 1566) on land given by Charles VII to her husband Pierre de Brézé subsequently belonged in the 18th century to the duchesse de Maine, Louis XV and Louis XVI. The château became the property of the duc de Penthièvre in 1775. Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon, duc de Penthièvre (1725-1793) was the grandson of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan. Upon his death in 1793, the Revolutionary government seized his property and sold the majority.
It is not known whether the tabouret was already at Anet when acquired by the Duc or whether it formed part of the furnishings brought by him. The distinctive inventory brand centered by an anchor symbolizing his role as Grand Admiral de France would have been applied during his lifetime.