- by 1793
possibly Louis XVI, King of France, French, 1754 - 1793 (cabinet du Roi, Palais des Tuileries, later moved to the Château de Versailles)
possibly Count Iljinski, Russian, 1793 - 1852 (Castle of Romanova, near St. Petersburg, Russia)
1857 - 1859
possibly M. Court (rue de la Madeleine, Paris, France) [sold, M. le comte de M..., Paris, November 12, 1859, no. 1, to Migeon]
possibly Samson Wertheimer, English, 1812 - 1892 (London, England)
possibly Heirs of Samson Wertheimer, English, 1812 - 1892 [sold, Objects of Art and Decoration, and Pictures, (personally and jointly with others), of Mr. Samson Wertheimer [...] Deceased, London, Christie's, London, March 15, 1892, lot 637, to Jackson]
Source: Annotation within Christie’s auction catalogue. In the files of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
Count János Pálffy, Hungarian, 1829 - 1908 (Palais Pálffy, Vienna, Austria), by bequest to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, to be managed by the Ministry of Religion and Education of Hungary, given with the Palais Pálffy along with its contents, 1908.
1908 - 1918
Austro-Hungarian Empire (Palais Pàlffy, Vienna, Austria), distributed to the Republic of German-Austria with the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, 1918.
1918 - 1919
Republic of German-Austria, 1918 - 1919, distributed to the First Austrian Republic with the dissolution of the Republic of German-Austria, 1919.
1919 - 1921
First Austrian Republic [sold, Nachlass János Graf Pálffy I. Teil, Glückselig und Warndorfer, Vienna, March 7, 1921, lot 209, to Castiglione.]
(Camillo) Camillo Castiglioni, Italian-Austrian, 1879 - 1957 (Vienna, Austria)
Source: French and Company, Inc. correspondence dated October 1, 1963. In the files of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
Baroness Marie de Reitzes (Vienna, Austria)
Source: French & Company Inc. Invoice. In the files of the J. Paul Getty Museum.
by 1956 - 1972
French and Company, Inc. (New York, New York), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1972.
Source: The desk appears in a French and Company, Inc. inventory made October 5, 1956.