After Nicodemus Tessins d.y.’s death in 1728, Carl Hårleman was appointed superintendent and was given responsibility for completing the royal interiors in Stockholm castle. During his study trips in France, he met skilled sculptors such as Adrien Masreliez and Jean Bourguignon. These and others were contracted to complete the work with the interiors at Stockholm Castle. Dragon motifs were a popular feature during the early rococo, when inspiration from China was the latest fashion. Winged dragons reappear in interiors and art objects throughout the period and occur, for example, abundantly in China Castle on Drottningholm.