Louis Peridiez, maître in 1764.
This delicate marquetry table belongs to a group of tables of closely related form by various makers whose ultimate source was probably a marchand-mercier. A virtually identical table but fitted with ormolu carrying handles and stamped by the marchand-ébéniste Adrien-Faizelot Delorme (maître in 1748) was given by Louis XV's wife, Marie Lesczinska to the gouvernante des Enfants de France, Madame Campan, and is now in the Louvre (G. Janneau, Le Mobilier Français: Le Meuble d'Ébénisterie, Paris, 1989, fig. 95).
Other tables of this model by Adrien-Antoine Gosselin (maître in 1772) include one in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (F.J.B. Watson, The Wrightsman Collection, New York, 1966, vol. I, cat. no. 136), and another sold anonymously, Christie's, New York, 4 November 1992, lot 93.
Further examples by Peridiez include one in the Huntington Collection, Pasadena (R. Wark, French Decorative Arts in the Huntington Collection, San Marino, 1961, p. 89, fig. 71),and one sold from the Alexander Collection, Christie's, New York, 30 April 1999, lot 69.