Other armchairs from this suite were sold anonymously at Christie's London, 29 November 1984, lot 49 (illustrated in G. Beard and J. Goodison, English Furniture 1500-1840, 1987, p. 174, fig. 1 and H. Cescinsky, The Gentle Art of Faking Furniture, London, 1931, pl.243) and by Miss P. Adkins, Christie's London, 24 April 1980, lot 115. Two closely related chairs of the same outline were sold anonymously at Christie's London, 26 May 1983, lots 41 and 42. While the maker cannot be identified, the decoration and profile of the legs relates to a pattern in Thomas Chippendale's Director of 1754, pl.XII which also appears in his 1762 edition. The cabochon-enriched double arched seat-rail can be compared to the apron on a desk that Chippendale supplied to Nostell Priory, Yorkshire (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, vol.II, p.240, figs. 440-441). Another desk attributed to Chippendale featuring a frieze of this design is being offered in this sale, lot 109.