The design of a related armchair and sofa in the Kunstindustrimuseum, Copenhagen has been attributed to the Danish sculptor Hermann Ernest Freund (1786-1840), both illustrated in M. Gelfer-Jørgensen, Herculanum paa Sjælland, pp. 107 and 108, fig. 96 and pl. 7. The sofa features in a drawing dated 1843 of the interior of his former home in Copenhagen (H. Hayward, World Furniture, London, 1965, fig. 1003). A further cane-upholstered armchair of this model, of the same pattern as the latter armchair, was formerly in a collection in St. Croix, a former Danish province and now U.S. Virgin Islands, its provenance suggesting that it was exported from Denmark for a government official there.
We would like to thank Michael Connors for kindly supplying this information.