Robert Daws (or Dawes), cabinet-maker and upholder of 17 Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, patented his 'Improved Recumbent Chair' in 1827, and the design was illustrated in J.C.Loudon, Encyclopaedia of Cottage Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1833, fig. 1913. Two very similar chairs are illustrated in C.Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, pg. 176-7, fig. 282 and 284.