These are almost certainly from the same set as the six sold Christie's, London, 6 July 2000, lot 36 (£58,750). An Irish attribution is likely based on their similarity to other examples. The use of swagged drapery appaears on a pair of Irish chairs sold anonymously, Sotheby's, New York, 24 October 1992, lot 230. The bold shell motif issuing foliage appears on numerous pieces of Irish mahogany furniture, including an Irish George II side table sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 23 April 1998, lot 102.
The distinctive design of the chair back features on a chair at Charlton House, Kent (illustrated in situ in the Saloon in H.A.Tipping, ed., English Homes of the Early Renaissance, London, n.d. (c.1912), p.403). An armchair from the collection of C.D.Rotch, Esq., and a further set of chairs with Messrs. Gill and Reigate, are illustrated in H. Cescinsky, The Old-World House, London, 1924, vol.II, pp.70-71. A set of six chairs with this pattern back was sold Christie's, London, 25 April 1986, lot 27. A further set was sold in these Rooms, 22 April 1999, lot 43.