This is one of several pictures by Mercier of small musical assemblies. In the centre a young woman dressed in white plays a small harpsichord. A man, seated, playing a violoncello, a standing youth with a violin, and two other males, presumably singers, provide accompaniment. In the lower right foreground a seated male dressed in red raises his left arm, an indication perhaps that he is the director of the consort. Behind him, seated, are two ladies and a courting couple. The classical setting, with fluted pilasters, and a rounded arch, is one that Mercier uses in other musical assemblies and is drawn principally from the artist's imagination rather than any specific location.