The stamp is almost certainly that of Pierre Garnier, maître in 1742.
This functional and charming small table represents the early career of Pierre Garnier, an ébéniste whose career spanned stylistically from the Rococo to neoclassicism, although one most often associates his name with neoclassical creations. Aside from his celebrated creations for the Marquis de Marigny from 1767, Garnier certainly worked for the marchands-merciers as well, producing top quality pieces in the Louis XV style. Trained in the workshop of his father François Garnier, he received his maîtrise in 1742 when he was fifteen years old.
While similar tables of this model with specialized mechanical actions were produced by ébénistes such as Oeben and Lacroix, they were no doubt ultimately the creative invention of the marchands-merciers. Tables of this model sold at auction include a Louis XVI example by Lacroix of the same mechanical design, sold anonymously, Christie's, Paris, 13 April 2010, lot 132, and an example stamped RVLC decorated with parquetry and with a slightly differing mechanism was sold anonymously, Christie's, Paris, 16 December 2002, lot 132. A further example with the same mechanism but decorated with pictorial marquetry was sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 24 May 2000, lot 235.