The design of these chairs relates to a set now in the Green Anteroom of the Rosersberg Palace in Sweden, designed in 1809 by Carl Christoffer Görwell in the Empire style and illustrated in H. Groth, Neoclassicism in the North, 1990, p. 142, fig. 138. Similar chairs are also illustrated in S. Wallin, Nordiska Museets Möbler Frän Svenska Herremanshem, 1979, vol. III, pl. 1132. A pair of related armchairs was sold in these Rooms 28 September 1995, lot 281.