These marble bergères, with their reeded baluster legs and flowered trellis tablets, are conceived in the exotic early 19th Century antiquarian manner combining the Mughal style with the Anglo-French 'Drawing Room Chair'. This seat pattern is generally associated with Northern India and in particular the Jaipur State. A pair of chairs, featuring related fret-work and bracket-buttressed legs, was acquired by Miss Alice de Rothschild (d. 1922) (G. de Bellaigue, The James A. de Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, London, 1974, vol. II, pp. 680-681). Related chairs were executed for the Bikaner Palace, Rajputana (M. Hayot, 'Marches Marbles Rose..', L'Oeil, June 1980, pp. 58-62).