This elegant boiserie panel, with its antique Roman tripod, rinceau scrolls and ribbon-tied trophies of love, typifies the delicate got trusque of the 1780's. It relates to a design dated 1777 by Gilles-Paul Cauvet sculpteur de Monsieur frre du Roy for a boiserie panel of scrolling grotesques (illustrated in H. Ottomeyer/P. Prschel, et. al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, vol. I, p. 218, fig. 4b). Another boiserie fragment from the same group is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, accession number 466-1921.