The parlour chairs' 'vase' splats, with looped ribbon centres, relate to a pattern in Robert Manwaring's, Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765 (pl. 9). A closely related chair and armchair are in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century, vol. II, figs. 25 and 24; and J. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830, New York, 1982, fig. 938). A set of six chairs following the same pattern were sold from the Garrity Collection, Christie's, London, 8 June 2006, lot 81 (£22,000). Another is in a private collection and illustrated in The Knight of Glin & J. Peill, Irish Furniture, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 213, no. 38.