This rare armchair can be attributed to John Elliott, Sr. (1713-1793) base on a chair illustrated in William MacPherson Hornor, Jr., Blue Book: Philadelphia Furniture, (Washington, DC: Highland House Pub., 1977), pl. 68 that was original made for Charles Norris for £8-2-0. A nearly identical side chair is also illustrated by Hornor, pl. 26 that descended in the Elliott family. A pair of chair possibly from the same set was sold at Sotheby's, New York, Property from the Collection of Irvin & Anita Schorsch: Hidden Glen Farms, January 20, 2016, sale 9466, lot 259.