Armchairs of this form relate closely to a design by Gillows illustrated in the company's Estimate Sketch Book for 1788. Similar chairs are also illustrated in designs by Hepplewhite published in The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1788, pls. 1 and 21. Other examples are in P. Macquoid, The Age of Satinwood, London, 1919, fig. 168; H. Cescinsky, English Furniture of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1911, vol. III, p. 347, fig. 384 and M. Tomlin, Catalogue of Adam Period Furniture, London, 1982, pl. 5.