This chair compares, with its acanthus-carved arm supports and fluted seatrail, to a suite of seat furniture of circa 1770-1775 attributed to cabinet-maker John Linnell (H. Hayward and P. Kirkham, William and John Linnell, London, 1980, p.44, figs. 84-85). One of the armchairs from this suite comprising chairs and settees is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The attribution is based on a Linnell drawing of circa 1768-1770 which shares similar features (op cit. p.43, fig.83). A related pair of chairs was sold anonymously; Christie's, New York, 8 April 2004, lot 290. Similarly carved arms, serpentine seatrail and tapering baluster legs are found on another armchair, attributed to Linnell which was sold from the Collection from a New York Townhouse; Christie's, New York, 15 April 2005, lot 228 and a related set supplied by John Linnell to Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (op cit. p. 46, fig. 90).