The 'baroque' design of this flowering-vase splat chair with its unusual perspectival pedestal, would suggest a possible Dutch connection. However, as Adam Bowett has shown, the construction and style of the chair has as much to do with English furniture of this date as Dutch furniture (A. Bowett, 'Myths of English Furniture: Anglo-Dutch', Antique Collecting , October 1999, pp. 29-33). The bold design of the splat and toprail may indeed be a unique feature on a chair of this date, though, wholly within the Wren architectural tradition prevalent in England at the end of the 17th Century. Furthermore, given the urbane character of the decoration, the chair maybe from a major centre such as London, York or Norwich.