Two burr walnut armchairs from the collection of Sir John Ramsden, both featuring the same unusual shell motif on the seat rail, are illustrated in R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev.ed., 1954, vol. I, p.263, figs. 116 and 117. The foliate carving on the leg bears comparison with a chair illustrated in Y.Hackenbroch, English Furniture with some furniture from other countries in The Irwin Untermeyer Collection, London, 1958, fig.124, pl.97, and another from The Collection of Benjamin F.Edwards III, sold Christie's, New York, 26 January 2010, lot 228 ($15,000 including premium).
Sir Charles Saxton, Bt, served as Ranger of Phoenix Park, Dublin, 1808-12, and as M.P for Cashel, Co. Tipperary, 1812-18.