The parlour chairs' 'vase' splats, with looped ribbon centres, relates to a pattern in Robert Manwaring's, Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765 (pl. 9). A chair and armchair of this present pattern are in the National Museum of Ireland, Dublin (H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the 18th Century, vol. II, figs. 25 and 24; and J. Kirk, American Furniture and the British Tradition to 1830, New York, 1982, fig. 938).