The overall design of this chair and detailing is closely related to the work of William Bradshaw (1700-1775). His designs were notable for their proximity to French chairs as opposed to the more English interpretations of French designs propagated and popularised by masters such as Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779).
This chair is closely related to the suite supplied by Bradshaw for the 2nd Earl of Lichfield, Ditchley Park, Oxfordshire in 1743. The Ditchley suite is also, rather unusually, carved in solid walnut and has a very similar trellis-ground to the carving (J. Cornforth, 'How French Style Touched The Georgian Drawing Room', Country Life, 6 January 2000, pp. 52-55). On the basis of the Ditchley suite, a further suite of seat-furniture, with closely related scrolling foot has been attributed to Bradshaw - The Dudley House Suite - sold Christie's New York, 16 April 2002, lots 250-257.