The arch-crested banqueting-hall chairs are designed in a robust George II 'antiquarian' manner with Tuscan pillared arm-supports and flute-fretted splats in the manner of Roman altar-tripods. Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd edn. 1762, pl. XVIII, illustrated patterns for saddle-seated hall chairs. The present chairs also relate in character to hall chairs supplied for Hartwell House, Oxfordshire (one, sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 6 April 2000, lot 154 (£35,250)).
Chairs with related pierced vertical splats were supplied to Rousham Park, Oxfordshire and are illustrated in the Great Parlour, Rousham Park, Guide Book, n.d. A closely related set of twelve chairs [to the latter set at Rousham] was offered anonymously, in these Rooms, 6 July 2000, lot 57 (£190,750).