The general form of the chairs, with their Grecian 'tablet' rails and scrolled legs, relate to a pattern in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. 26, no. 2). While their Roman drapery backs also relate to one of his sofa designs (ibid., pl. 26, no. 8). Similar legs feature on chairs, with 'tablet' rails, supplied in 1810 for Papworth Hall, Cambridge by the Bond Street cabinet-maker George Oakley (d. 1841) (see A. E. Reveirs-Hopkis, 'Sheraton Period Furniture',Old Furniture, 1928, vol. 3, p. 225, fig. 8). Similarly draped tablets appear on a suite of chairs from Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire, sold by The Earl of Hardwicke, Christie's, London, 6 July 1967, lot 66).