The Grecian-scrolled legs enriched with reeds and paterae derive from a chair pattern illustrated in Thomas Hope's, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1807 (pl. IV). A related armchair, designed in the French-manner and with caned tablet back, was acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1931 (inv. no. W11-1931; illustrated in R. Edwards, A History of the English Chair, London, 1951, fig. 117). A set of sixteen similar armchairs was sold anonymously, Sotheby's New York, 16 October 1993, lot 358.