A pair of Louis XVI chenets of this model is at the palais de Fontainebleau, and was probably originally in the salon of cardinal Fesch. These chenets were almost certainly among the purchases of 1804, when several feux à vases were acquired from the bronzier André-Antoine Ravrio (1759-1814), but also from other, lesser known marchands such as Legendre and Rouyer. (J.P. Samoyault, Pendules et bronzes d'ameublement entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 1989, p. 214, no. 199). A virtually identical pair was sold anynymously at Christie's Monaco, 13 December 1997, lot 120 (FF 149.500).