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Boiserie

Wood paneling decorated with carvings in shallow relief.

boiserie

Wood paneling on interior walls, usually floor to ceiling; as a rule enriched by carving, gilding, painting, or, rarely, inlaying. Also see paneling, wainscot.
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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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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.
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.