For an illustration of the Louis XVI original for this model, described as a bureau plat avec petit secrétaire à archives, see S. de Ricci, Le Style Louis XVI - Mobilier et Décoration, Paris, p. 119.
The celebrated ébéniste and bronzier Henry Dasson (d.1896), had workshops at 106, rue Vieille du Temple. Specialising in the production of ancienne régime style furniture and objects, he made direct copies of Royal furniture, as well as interpretations of the original models. In 1871, Dasson purchased the workshop and stock of Charles-Guillaume Winckelsen, who had earlier established reputation for producing furniture of the finest quality. He continued with this acclaim and his display at the 1878 Paris Exposition universelle prompted the critic Louis Gonse to comment: "nouveau venu dans la carrière industrielle Henry Dasson s'est rapidement crée par la perfection de ses oeuvres une très haute situation à laquelle nous applaudissons chaleureusement". The business continued until 1894, when a sale of remaining stock was held.