An almost identical armchair in the Palazzo Pallavicini, Rome, is illustrated in Hans Huth, Lacquer of the West, London, 1971, pl. 84. A set of scarlet japanned seat-furniture (six side chairs and a daybed) of almost identical design and decoration to the present lot was sold from the collection of the late Archbold van Beuren, Gray Craig, Newport, Rhode Island; Christie's, New York house sale, 23-24 July 1985, lot 180 and frontispiece illustration (the daybed now at Leeds City Art Galleries, Temple Newsam House, no. 15/1989). A set of four side chairs with almost identical backs but different legs and stretchers was sold anonymously, Sotheby's, London, 16 July 1982, lot 69.