Martin Carlin, German (active Paris), c. 1730 - 1785. Plaques made by the Sèvres porcelain factory, Sèvres, France, 1756 - present. Plaques painted by Vincent Taillandier, French, 1736 - 1790.
The curved porcelain plaques that decorate this plant stand were likely sold by the Sèvres porcelain factory to the marchands-merciers Simon-Philippe Poirier and Dominique Daguerre, who then specially commissioned this piece from the cabinetmaker Martin Carlin. Marchands-merciers were trendsetting merchants who are credited with the creation of many novel forms of porcelain-mounted furniture in the eighteenth century.