Both had eventful lives before being honoured by Tectona. One resided in the stables of the Château de Saint-Cloud before moving to Versailles before 1855. The bench, of simple design, can be distinguished by the form of its legs evoking the stylistic influence of Maison Jacob-Desmalter, principal supplier to palaces since the middle of the 18th century.
The Grande Écurie-Versailles bench has now been adapted for use by the general public, including visitors to the Château de Versailles and private individuals. Some changes were made: the seat, originally in velvet, is now wooden but the visual impression remains unaltered.