The trellis frame of the rectangular back is enriched with masks and scrolling acanthus and Venus's shell badge emerges from acanthus-foliage above the cabriole legs. Designed in the tradition of the grand fauteuils of the Louis XIV period this magnificent suite was almost certainly commissioned to furnish representation rooms in some splendid apartement or château.
A related drawing, probably of Parisian authorship and executed circa 1715, is in the National Museum, Stockholm. It formed part of an album assembled by Daniel Crönstrom, while serving as secretary to the Swedish Ambassador to the court of Louis XIV, and shows a number of possible variants in form and sculpture for a similar chair. (M. Jarry, Le Siège Français, Fribourg, 1973, p. 78, fig. D23).