These elegant chairs reflect the designs of Royal architect/designer Henry Holland and the furniture supplied under his direction to Samuel Whitbread II for Southill Park, Bedfordshire beginning in 1796. English cabinet-makers whose names appear most frequently in conjunction with Holland include Morel, Marsh, Lichfield and Tatham (F. J. B. Watson, Southill: A Regency House, 1951, p. 23). The construction and decoration of these chairs also relates to a model from Coilsfield House, Scotland, shown in Susan Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840, London, 2008, vol. I, p.210. Stuart attributes the chairs to Gillows’ London manufactory which was producing high-design Sheraton and George Smith-influenced lion-monopodia furniture for several important country houses in the first decade of the 19th century, including Coilsfield.