Similar tables, used to support lavish displays of silver, appear in Le Clerc's engraved view of the Grande Galerie or Galerie des Glaces in Versailles (illustrated in Louis XIV: Faste et Dcors, exh. cat., Paris, 1960, cat. 621). Such tables were often designed to be executed in silver, although the vast majority were subsequently melted down for scrap. A design for a more elaborate version of this type of table, almost certainly meant to be executed in silver and attributed to Nicolas de Launay, is illustrated in E.E. Dee and G. Walton, Versailles: The View from Sweden, exh. cat., New York, 1988, p. 35, cat. 35.