The 'Grecian Couch' form of these stools evolved from patterns illustrated in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. XIX and XXV, while a chair, embellished with raised tablets and medallions, featured alongside a table, whose stump feet were surmounted by medallion patterae (pl. XXVI). However, the feet of these stools relate more closely to those of a 'footstool' pattern of 1805, published in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808, pl. 50.
One of the above seats was described as 'an old oak settle on unique lines when it featured as the 'Week's antique', in an art magazine published around 1900. The cutting, from an unidentified magazine is preserved at Lambeth Palace Library (MS 1726, f 46r).