This tapestry design is inspired by prints after paintings by Jean Pillement (d. 1808), painter to Queen Marie-Antoinette. Included in the 130 prints were several in the Chinoiserie taste. The pagoda in the middle follows designs by Fischer von Erlach, Entwurff einer historischen Architektur, 1721, fig. 75.
A closely related version, extending slighlty more to the right, is illustrated in H. Göbel, Wandteppiche, Leipzig, 1923, vol. II, fig. 159 and a further version executed in Aubusson in the atelier of Rougeron and reduced in width to the right is illustrated in D. and P. Chevalier and P.-F. Bertrand, Les Tapisseries d'Aubusson et de Felletin, Lausanne, 1988, p. 128.
A closely related tapestry by François Grellet of Aubusson was sold anonymously, Sotheby's London, 21 June 1974, lot 14, while a further example was sold at Sotheby's Monaco, 13 February 1983, lot 530.