Built on Lovön island in the late 16th century, Drottningholm, translating to 'Queen's islet', became the fashionable summer palace of the Swedish court in the 18th century. By the early 19th century, the palace lost its importance in court life and eventually fell into decay under the reign of Karl XIV Johan. It was later renovated following 19th-century stylistic trends but eventually returned to its Baroque splendor in the early 20th century. The depiction of the palace on this table shows the building and its surroundings in their original state. A similar table, also with a faience top depicting Drottningholm, was sold Christie's, New York, 10 April 2018, lot 108.