The original model for this table is attributed to Weisweiler and Thomire and was delivered by Rocheux to the palais de Fontainebleau in 1810 (see J. P. Samoyault, Meubles entrés sous le Premier Empire, Paris, 2004, p. 248, no. 176).
Linke acquired a model of the table at the vente Millet held 7-9 June 1905 (lot 655). Two years later, he produced his first copy, listed as index number 1390, and complete with a porcelain vase imitating porphyry. The model proved popular and Payne records Linke making a total of at least eight further tables, each with a blue porcelain vase supplied by Samson and with a diameter of either 100 (as here) or 90 cm.
An example of the 90 cm. diameter version of this centre-table sold in these rooms, 20 October 2006, lot 317 ($54,000).