Whilst the overall form and design of the present mounts are consistent with tables by BVRB, and indeed this table bears his initials, it lacks the constructional idiosyncrasies that are commonly found on his furniture, such as the additional filet below the drawer. This table is in fact by the celebrated ébéniste Roger van der Cruse, called 'Lacroix', identified both by that stamp and by his alternative stamp 'R.V.L.C.', which has been partially effaced on this table. Lacroix was prolific in the production of small tables and at least three of this model by him are known: one was formerly in the Lindemann collection, sold Sotheby's, New York, 10 November 2006, lot 63; and two are illustrated in A. Pradère, Les ébénistes Français de Louis XIV à la Révolution, Paris, 1989, p. 288, figs. 311-312). It is possible that some unstamped versions historically attributed to BVRB were in reality executed by Lacroix.