This table à trumeau, whose overall form ultimately derives from the celebrated drawing by André-Charles Boulle published by Mariette after 1707 in his Nouveaux Desseins de Meuble... inventés par André-Charles Boulle, relates to the work of the cabinet-maker Etienne Doirat (1675 - 1732). A similar console stamped by Doirat, but more closely related to Boulle's design is in the Residenz, Bamberg (J-D. Augarde, 'Etienne Doirat, Menuisier en Ebène', The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal, vol. 13 1985, p. 44, fig. 22).
Other examples of this model include one from the Alexander Collection, offered Christie's, New York, 30 April 1999, lot 85, another sold anonymously at Briest, Paris, 17 November 1986, lot 171, and a third sold anonymously, Galerie Charpentier, Paris, 17 March 1956, lot 124.