Inspired by the Antique, the base of this table is a continuation of neoclassicism and the rediscovered Italian archaeological sites during the eighteenth century, such as Herculaneum and Pompeii. Using the form of the Roman tripod, architects such as Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre-François Léonard Fontaine (1762-1853) published several prints inspired by these discoveries, in particular the plates 23 and 33 of their Recueil de décorations intérieures
( ...), Paris, 1801-1812. The merchant mercier Dominique Daguerre also produced tripods similar to the present model and used bronziers with whom he usually collaborated, including Pierre-Philippe Thomire.
A pair of gilt bronze pedestal tables belonging from the Collection of Mrs. Barbara Piasecka Johnson (sale Sotheby's Paris, October 15, 2003, lot 75) and a patinated bronze planter (sale Christie's New York, October 26, 2001, lot 338) have the same caryatid ending in lion paw and foliate feet.