The 'gothic' stool's open-fretted legs relate in part to a 'Back Stool' chair pattern in Messrs. Ince & Mayhew'’s, Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762 (pl. LV ). A serpentine-railed stool of the present pattern was formerly in the Sandridgebury collection assembled by Percival Griffiths (d.1937) (P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1927, vol. III, p.172, fig. 46).