The Grecian-scrolled form of this chair was introduced by the connoisseur Thomas Hope around 1800 at his London mansion museum in Duchess Street, and illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. 26 no. 2). Related chairs with simliar klismos-tablet rails inlaid with 'Grecian' black ribbon fret, were supplied around 1805 for the Egyptian dining-room at Goodwood, Sussex (House and Garden, April 1998, p. 121). A similar set of chairs were sold Christie's London, 20 September 2001, lot 171.