These chairs are of the same design and possibly en suite with a stool that once formed part of the celebrated collection of Sir John H. Ward, K.C.V.O. at Dudley House in London (reproduced here and illustrated in H. Cescinsky, 'The Collection of the Hon. Sir John H. Ward, K.C.V.O.', The Connoisseur, March 1921, p.145, no.XIII). Another stool of the same design from the Harvard University Art Museums was sold in these Rooms, 21 January 1999, lot 324. The chairs are constructed with ash rails, a typical secondary wood for furniture produced in Ireland.