The rectilinear arm design of these chairs resembles the known work of John Linnell. The channelled arm approaches the top of the leg at right angles as on a suite supplied in c.1775-8 to Inveraray Castle, illustrated in H. Hayward and P. Kirkham William and John Linnell, London, 1980, vol II, pl.90. An identical leg appears on a chair frame illustrated in H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, vol. III, p.208, fig. 243.
A set of ten comparable armchairs were sold for (41,800 (including premium), Christie's King Street, 5th December 1991, lot 245.