A pattern for a related 'Library Read Chair', fitted with 'French stuffed cushions' and with caned back, seats and sides, featured in R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1810. While Gillow's 1803 Estimate Sketch Book includes a related caned 'Ashburnham' chair, and derives from a French baluster-armed chair pattern in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, p. VI (Westminster City Library, Gillow MSS, no. 1721).
Life at Mount Music, Co. Cork, was described in Edith Somerville's novel Mount Music, 1919.
Edith Somerville and Violet Martin were cousins and writers who collaborated on a series of novels and short stories that wittily and sympathetically portrayed Irish society in the late 19th Century. Somerville spent her childhood at the family home, Drishane, Castletownshend, Co. Cork while Martin grew up at Ross House, Co. Galway.