The 1796 inventory of Kenwood undertaken by William France lists numerous 'Rosewood Chinese pattern chairs, can'd seats' in various rooms including the Great Hall, West Wing, Alcove Room and No. 14 Large Bedchamber. Two chairs with later drop-in seats and a different pattern to the paling in the back are illustrated in the Ante Room at Kenwood (Country Life, 22nd November, 1913, p. 716). The house was at this time occupied by H.I.H The Grand Duke Michael of Russia. Numerous chairs of this design and of similar design remain at Scone Palace. It is likely that the chairs were removed from Kenwood prior to the auction of the remaining contents undertaken by C.B. King in 1922. Both chairs from lot 297 and one chair from the following lot (298) are branded to the underside with the three Murray mullets which may have been used as an indentifying device for items at Kenwood House, London.