The 1788 Gillows of London and Lancaster Estimate Sketch Book illustrates a design for a very similar chair (see L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, no. 272). Closely related chairs include an armchair, illustrated in F. Lewis Hinkley, Hepplewhite, Sheraton & Regency Furniture, New York, 1987, p. 61, fig. 83-84, a set of eight dining chairs with provenance from Samuel Messer, sold Christie's London, 24 November 2005, lot 109 and a matched set of twelve chairs sold Sotheby's London 18 November 2008, lot 357. The present set of chairs differ from the aforementioned examples in having a more elaborate design to their backs in addition to the distinctive feature of a key patern motif to the uprights.
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