The present table is a variant of the 'low pedestal table' created by Jean Prouvé around 1940. Charlotte Perriand specially ordered this Prouvé model and had it manufactured in Brazzaville to her specifications. The table was part of the original furnishings of the large apartments of the Air France building.
cf. P. Sulzer, ed., Jean Prouvé Complete Works Vol. 3: 1944-1954, Basel, 2005, pp. 152-153, no. 1132 for a similar model.
P. Sulzer, ed., Jean Prouvé Complete Works Vol. 2: 1934-1944, Basel, 2000, pp. 310-311, no. 922.214.171.124 for a similar model.
Galeries Jousse Seguin and Enrico Navarra, Jean Prouvé, Paris, 1998, pp. 138, 134-143 for information on the Air France Unité d'Habitation in Brazzaville.