The naturalistic, highly dynamic carving of these fauteuils was most certainly inspired by the work of the influential early Louis XV designer Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier (1675-1750). His drawing of the canape for comte de Bielenski published in his Oeuvres de J.-A. Meissonnier, peintre, sculpteur, architecte et dessinateur de la chambre et cabinet du Roy in 1730 displays similar exuberant rocailles to the seat and crest rails, though in a somewhat more exaggerated form (see G. Janneau, Le Siège En France du Moyen Age à nos jours, Fribourg, 1948, fig. 103). An armchair with similar motifs and dated circa 1730 is illustrated ibid, fig. 104.