Chairs of this type formed extremely comfortable seating in a wide variety of communal settings such as Working Men's Clubs and Government Institutions of many kinds. They were also used as individual chairs to sit at desks and the trade card of Isaac Allsop & Sons of Worksop, Nottinghamshire, (fl. 1871-1887) shows a closely similar example which is called an Office Chair. William Brear & Son of Addingham, Nr. Leeds (fl. 1881-1930) called this chair a Best Lowback Smoker. Chairs of this general design are made in High Wycombe, Worksop, Newcastle and throughout South Yorkshire. However, examples made in prized yew-wood seem only to have been made by the South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire makers.