This splendid suite would appear to have been amongst the furniture introduced at Nostell Priory, Wakefield, Yorkshire by Charles Winn following his marriage to Priscilla Strickland in 1819 and the modernisation of the rooms under the Frith Street decorator Thomas Ward. Their architecture relates to that of the Tapestry Room's circular 'Loo' table and companion writing-table (see Christie's sale at Nostell Priory, 30 April-lst May 1990, lot 357). These chairs are conceived in the full-blown Louis XVI manner, but were in fact executed in the first years of the Restauration circa 1820.
Nostell Priory was erected by Sir Rowland Winn, 4th baronet (d.1765) under the supervision of architect Thomas Paine (d.1789). The furnishings were provided by thomas Chippendale (d.1775) and this is regarded as one of his most important comissions.