This chair's finials, stretchers and stile turnings relate it to a group of chairs identified as having been made in Portsmouth, New Hampshire between 1730 and 1760. For additional information regarding this group of Portsmouth seating furniture see Robert F. Trent, Erik Gronning and Alan Andersen, "The Gaines Attributions and Baroque Seating in Northeastern New England, American Furniture 2010, ed. Luke Beckerdite, (Milwaukee, WI: Chipstone Foundation, 2010), pp. 157-60, figs 34-38. The mate to this chair is illustrated in Wallace Nutting's Furniture Treasury, (New York: MacMillan, 1928), no. 1942.