However, although much rococo boiserie
, including whole French panelled rooms ripped out during the Revolution, was installed in English country houses and Scottish (not English) architects began to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, very few French architects were ever invited to work on this side of the Channel.
Rather than the rooms being adapted to fit pre-existing spaces--as is often the case--the boiseries
at the Louvre were assembled as completely as the collections allowed (panelling often having arrived in the collection incomplete), and the interior architectural spaces were adapted accordingly.
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Above the bed hangs an 18th-century Boiserie
Its purchase by Lord Rothschild in 2006 prevented its export, and, as he remarks, it is in every way a suitable acquisition for Waddesdon, as a French royal portrait, and a demonstration of virtuoso 18th-century carving, like the house's boiseries
8) Ferdinand exaggerates, since there are several English precedents for the reuse of French 18th-century boiseries
in new interiors; see Hall, op.
It is not known when he came to London or what he was working on between 1744 and 1753, but it is probable that his talent as a carver of boiseries
was employed on other French-style interiors, such as those at Chesterfield House, Mayfair, begun in 1747 and completed in 1752, timing which dovetails perfectly with the work at Norfolk House.