With an old surface, this chair is an excellent example of the Philadelphia tassel-back design. Its use of cherrywood indicates that it was a less expensive option to those made of an imported mahogany, as seen in the previous lot. For related chairs, see Joseph K. Kindig III, The Philadelphia Chair: 1685-1785 (New York, 1973), fig. 44; Morrison H. Heckscher, American Furniture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art II Late Colonial Period: The Queen Anne and Chippendale Styles (New York, 1985), pp. 95-96, cat. 50; Christie's, New York, The Collection of Howard and May Joynt, 19-20 January 1990, lot 496.