With their lions-paw feet, lambrequinned edge, and sphinx, these chenets are inspired by Régence prototypes. Comparable chenets from circa 1700 to 1710 include those with a reclining sphinx in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, Munich (see H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, vol. 1, fig. 1.10.10), and three further examples with Bérainesque masks and paw feet (ibid, fig. 1.10.2-4).