The related 'Sir Robert Walpole' desk chair at Houghton, Norfolk was illustrated in P. Macquoid, A History of English Furniture, The Age of Walnut, London, l908, fig. l84 a. The pattern of this compass-seated chair, with eagle feet displaying acanthus-enriched Venus-shells in the George II 'Roman' fashion, corresponds to that of a chair at Belton, Lincolnshire, lent by Earl Brownlow to the l896 Bethnal Green Exhibition and illustrated as a 'Chippendale Walnut Arm Chair, about l730' in G. Ellwood, English Furniture and Decoration, l680-l800, London, n.d. p. 47. A pair were photographed at Boyton Hall, Wiltshire in l910 (P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., l954, p. 272, fig. l42).
A pair of early 19th Century oak hall chairs bearing the arms of the Earl of Jersey are displayed at Osterley Park, Middlesex, and may have been executed by Gillow of London and Lancaster (Victoria & Albert Museum numbers 318-9 - l947). The pattern was also executed by Robert Lawson for Ferguson & Co. and was described as 'A Yew tree chair with circular seat', in Gillow's l827 Estimate Sketch Book.