The chair legs are fretted with mosaiced trellis in the Gothic fashion popularised by Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754. Related frets feature on a suite of furniture illustrated in H.Cescinsky's, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, vol. II, 1911, figs. 276 and 278. The present chairs may have formed part of the suite of six chairs advertised in 1954 by Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd. (see Connoisseur, February, 1954.
A related set of four chairs with trellis-patterned legs was sold by the Marquess of Bristol and the Bristol Trustees, The East Wing, Ickworth, Suffolk, Sotheby's house sale, 11-12 June 1996, lot 102 (£25,300).