The Grecian dressing-stool with crossed trusses terminating in embossed volutes, derives from a pattern such as Thomas Hope illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. 12, fig. 3. It relates to a 'Grecian' stool provided in 1812 to Wilbraham Egerton of Tatton Park, Cheshire (N. Goodison and J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park', Furniture History, 1970, p. 22). Its pattern features in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Books (no. 3568) for 30 January 1827 and cost £1.15.0.
A manuscript design for this model of stool is in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Book, 1827, p. 3568, as A Mahogany Grecian Dressing Stool with a price of £1 15s. Further stools of this model were supplied to William, 2nd Baron Bolton (1782-1850) for Hackwood Park, Hamsphire, in mid-1813 and one of these was sold in Christie's house sale, 20-22 April 1998, lot 365.