Payne notes that pencil entries in Linke's third Daybook record the first example of this three-legged guéridon as being made by Saverte on 9 December 1889. A further five three-legged examples and at least two of a four-legged version appear to have been made in 1892. Seemingly, nine different versions of the table existed, with marquetry or marble tops and with either three or four legs, and the model continued to be available into the 1930s. The absence of a signature on the present example may date it prior to Linke's success at the 1900 exhibition.
Another three-legged example of this model guéridon by Linke, bearing the retailer's label for Maison Krieger, was sold Sotheby's New York, 26 October 2006, lot 69 ($27,000).
For a note on François Linke, please see lot 100.