This princely chair was executed by the Frankfurt chair-maker Johann Valentin Raab (1777-1839), whose most significant commission was the furniture he made for the Schloss in Würzburg between 1807 and 1809. A closely related armchair in the Frankfurter Historisches Museum, is illustrated in H. Kreisel/G. Himmelheber, Die Kunst des Deutschen Möbels, Munich, 1973, vol. III, p. 81 and p. 98, fig. 499.