The most complete article on Dirck van Rijswijck's life and oeuvre, Dirck van Rijswijck (1596-1679), a Master of Mother-of-Pearl by D. Kisluk-Grosheide, does not mention the present panel in the catalogue. She does however refer to a lost panel in her note to catalogue number XVI 'A similar piece by Van Rijswijck, described as a garland of flowers, insects and animals, was formerly in the collection of Hendrik Twent'.
According to an inventory of Hendrik Twent described in Th. H. Lunsingh Scheurleer in Het Rapenburg, Geschiednis van een Leidse gracht (Vol. VIa, Het Rijck van Pallas, Leiden 1992, pp. 395-404) there were two works of mother-of-pearl in touchstone among the 'Rariteiten' or curiosities in his house at Rapenburg 65 in Leiden. One of these shows a flower vase and a monkey and can be found in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam since 1898. The whereabouts of the other mentioned panel by Van Rijswijck is listed as unknown in the publication by Kisluk-Grosheide.
The 1789 sale catalogue of Twent's possessions (he died in 1788) describes the second mentioned panel (translated from the Dutch) as follows: 'a not less ingenious garland with flowers, insects and animals, ditto treated [ingeniously inlaid with mother-of-pearl in slate] and mounted [in an ebony frame], by the same [D. v. Ryswyck]'. In contrast to the first mentioned panel in Twent's collection, the second panel is described without a date. The panel was apparently not dated. It is quite possible that the present panel which is also signed and not dated is the lost panel from the Twent collection. Comparable compositions of flower garlands by Van Rijswijck can be found in the collection of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg and in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.