These 'cabriolet' chairs, with fluted frames and Roman-medallioned backs crowned by 'Venus' rose bouquets, are designed in the George III French/antique fashion of the 1770s. Related rose-crowned chairs with fluted baluster legs may possibly have been executed by the Golden Square firm of Messrs John Mayhew and William Ince for Northumberland House, London (see P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., 1954, vol. I, p. 290. fig. 203). Another chair of the present pattern was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 6 July 1996 lot 28.