The Grecian dressing-stools with crossed trusses terminating in patera-mounted volutes, derive from a pattern such as Thomas Hope illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. 12, fig. 3 (reproduced here, fig. 1). They further relate to a 'Grecian' stool supplied by Gillows in 1812 to Wilbraham Egerton of Tatton Park, Cheshire (see: N. Goodison and J. Hardy 'Gillows at Tatton Park', Furniture History, 1970, p. 22) whose pattern features in the firm's Estimate Sketch Books (no. 3568) dated 30 January 1827 and cost £1.15s.0d.