The settee's cabriole legs headed by acanthus-adorned cartouches and a frieze of finely carved c-scrolls relates to a design for a sofa in Ince and Mayhew's The Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762, pl. 62, and that for 'Stools for recesses and Windows', pl. 61, in the same publication. A related settee with similarly carved arms and serpentine frieze with acanthus clasped cabriole legs, attributed to Wright and Elwick, once formed part of a suite at Wentworth Woodhouse, and was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 9 July 1998, lot 56, £26,450.
An armchair with similar arms and acanthus carving is illustrated in C. C. Stevens and S. Whittington, 18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, 1983. p. 40.