The table is designed in the Louis Quatorze 'antique' manner with trompe l'oeil fluted Tuscan columns and a medallion-centered top framed by daffodils and fruit filled-border garlands suspended from butterfly-attended roses. Its form and decoration relates in part to that of a mid-17th Century table attributed to Pierre Gole (d. 1684), who was appointed Louis XVI's 'menusier en esbaine' in 1651. Gole delivered a number of tables to the Garde-Meuble Royal, each with a top with a laurel wreath of quatrefoil form. In 1661, he supplied seven tables to the King, two of which were decorated with brass inlay on a tortoiseshell ground. In 1673, he supplied the King with a further table decorated with ivory and tortoiseshell (see Th. H. Lunsingh Scheurleer,'The Philippe d'Orleans ivory cabinet by Pierre Gole', Burlington Magazine, June 1984, pp. 333-337 and fig. 17).