This console desserte closely relates to the oeuvre of Adam Weisweiler, working under the direction of the celebrated marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre. With its milles-raies panels and fluted legs, it relates to a pair of consoles supplied by Daguerre for George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV's use at Carlton House, stamped A. WEISWEILER (A. Nicolay, L'art et la Manière des Maîtres ébénistes, Paris, p. 483, fig. D), as well as to a set of four consoles executed by both Weisweiler and Beneman, with closely related Corinthian capitals which sold Christie's, London, 14 April 1983, lot 98, and illustrated P. Lemmonier, Weisweiler, Paris, 1983, p. 128. Similar elements also featured on the commode delivered by Daguerre for the Cabinet Intérieur of Louis XVI at the château de Saint-Cloud in 1788, now in the Musée du Louvre.
This model was not, however, exclusively made by Weisweiler, as a related console desserte, executed in thuya by Gaspard Schneider, originally one of a pair, was sold anonymously at Christie's New York, 2 November 2001, lot 227 ($188,500). Interestingly Schneider, who married Martin Carlin's widow in 1785 and took over the latter's atelier, also inherited Carlin's relationship with Daguerre, for whom he is known to have both finished incomplete Carlin pieces as well as supplying newly-made furniture to order.
The heir to Simon-Philippe Poirier's atelier, Dominique Daguerre specialized in supplying objets de luxe to the French Court and, increasingly during the 1780s, to the English nobility. Based in the rue St. Honoré, as his trade label reveals he Tient Magafin de Porcelaines, Bronzes, Ebénisterie, Glaces, Curiosités, & autres Marshandises, and in the 1780s he even opened a shop in Piccadilly, London to supply the Prince of Wales and his circle, including the Duke of Bedford and Earl Spencer. It is interesting to note that two consoles, probably similar to this model but with marble tops, were sold by Daguerre at Christie's in London on 25 March 1791, lot 77 and lot 78.