Arthur H. Sussel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Sotheby's New York, Important Americana, January 28-31, 1987, sale 5551, lot 1222; Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
An armchair made by Ephraim Haines for Bishop William White for use at Christ Church Philadelphia has closely related carved stylized grapes on the crest rail (see Charles E. Peterson, Nicholas L. Gianopulos, and Bruce Cooper Gill, The Building and Furnishing of Christ Church Philadelphia, (Philadelphia: Old Christ Church Preservation Trust, 2001), p. 43).
Height: 34 1/2 inches
Depth of seat 24 inches
Depth overall 27 1/4 inches
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