This table belongs to a group of similar tables made in the last decade of the 18th Century in Florence. The surrounding marquetry of the oval central panel with the scallop-shell to the top and base as well as the decoration of the edge of the top are nearly identical to that on a table illustrated in G. Morazzoni, Il Mobile Neoclassico Italiano, Milan, 1955, plate XCII, which is loosely attributed to Ignazio Revelli (d. 1836) of Piedmont. The overall appearance and the facetted legs as well as the medallion heads to each corner of the top are, however, even more closely related to a table in the Palazzo Pitti (E. Colle, I Mobili di Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 1992, pp. 94-95, cat. 26). That table was acquired by the grandduke Ferdinand III on 27 May 1791 from the cabinet-maker Marco Calestrini (d. circa 1811), who also supplied a further four commodes to the palace in 1793.