As William MacPherson Hornor notes, John Elliot, Sr. arrived to Philadelphia in 1753 from London and located his shop at the intersection of Fourth and Chestnut Street. On July 7, 1756, an identical set of six chairs "with Shell at the top front & Knee" was purchased by Charles Norris for £8-2-0. A chair from this set was illustrated in William Horner, Blue Book: Philadelphia Furniture, (Washington, DC: Highland House Pub., 1977), pl. 68 p. 133. Another pair from the same set was sold by Bernard & S. Dean Levy Inc. and illustrated in Volume VI, pp.74-5, of their gallery brochure. Another less elaborate example with trifid feet is illustrated in Joseph Down's American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, (New York: MacMillian Co., 1952), fig. 122. Another related pair was sold at Sotheby's, New York, Important American Folk Art, Furniture and Silver, May 19, 2005, sale 8097, lot 254 for $51,000. Interestingly, as with this chair, none of the chairs mentioned above have mortised-through rear legs.