With Fiddleback-Splats and Compass Seats, circa 1745.
Literature: Girl Scout Loan Exihibition catalogue, New York (1929), no. 556.
Provenance: Mr. & Mrs. Alan B. Bradley; Israel Sack, Inc.; and Admiral and Mrs. Edward P. Moore.
A pair from the same set descended in the family of Samuel Allison and sold at Northeast Auctions, August 1-3, 2003.
Related fiddleback-splat chairs are at Winterthur and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The turned stretchers are a rare feature on Philadelphia chairs. Other examples are in the collections of the Henry Ford Museum, Stenton (home of James Logan), and the late H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.