Lutyen's draft design for these armchairs appears on a sheet inscribed Bedstead for Edward Hudson Esq., and, above the chair itself Armchair in scale no.56 Jan 7 stand (?). The designs were obviously realised by 1903, when side chairs of this model are seen in situ in the interiors of Deanery Garden, published in Country Life in 1903 - the year Hudson sold it. As Hussey remarked of Deanery Garden 'Mr Lutyens never designed a more perfect house or a more charming garden'.
The model was again introduced by Lutyens as side chairs, armchairs and a triple-chairback settee for Little Thakeham, Sussex. Designed for Tom Blackburn around 1902 and completed by 1904, at a total cost of £13,000, the chairs at Little Thakeham are all visible in the Country Life interiors of 28 August 1909 (G. Stamp, Edwin Lutyens Country Houses, London, 2001, pp.110,113,115).