The table used to be part of a set of 4 Zig Zag chairs and a table that was put up for auction at Christie's Amsterdam in 2007 (23 May, 2007, lot 297). Gerrit Rietveld designed the set in the 1930s for his friends Annie and Carel Bendien. In 1954, it became the property of the couple's niece, who consigned it in 2007. The set was sold during the auction, the four chairs resold a little later. As the table's design has not been found in the Rietveld Archives yet, we decided to attribute it to him. The table had been painted black at one point, the painting was professionally removed a few years ago.