Rarely does such a complete and well-preserved panelled room survive to offer a testimony of the refinement of early 18th-century Parisian interiors. Almost certainly once furbishing one of the great hôtels particuliers of the fashionable Faubourg Saint-Germain or Faubourg Saint-Honoré, it was probably commissioned by a member of the aristocracy close to the circles of the Régent Philippe d'Orléans or later Louis XV.
The origin of the present room is still to be traced, however, its structure and motifs are closely related to several documented rooms, some of which are preserved in their original building. Its scale and proportion as well as the fret designs are indeed similar to those of the Grand Salon on the first floor of the hôtel de Bourvallais, which now houses the Ministry of Justice. It is also quite close in inspiration to the white and gold-painted panelling from the former bedroom of the hôtel de Cressart, dated 1725, now installed in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu (illustrated in Bruno Pons, French Period Rooms, 1650-1800, Dijon, 1995, p. 210-20). Finally, the mirror frames with their prominent fronds and intertwined foliage are also to be found in the salle de companie in the hôtel de Soyecourt.