These chenets, with figures of Venus and Vulcan were probably inspired by the celebrated model by Jacques Caffiéri, of which an example is in the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle (see H. Ottomeyer/P.Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, vol. I, pl. 113, fig. 2.4.5). The Livre-Journal of the marchand-mercier Lazare Duvaux for December 1755, under no. 2287 to Monsieur de Presle lists 'Un gros feu d'or representent Venus et Vulcan'. Another related pair purchased in Paris in 1725 by Carl William Friedrich, Margrave of Ansbach, is in the Residenz, Ansbach. A pair was also in the collection of Thelma Chrysler-Foy, sold Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 16 May 1959, lo 290.