A very similar model was sold Christie's, New York, By Order of the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Art Institute to Benefit the Acquisition Fund, 8 April 2004, lot 141.
Four other very similar models were sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, The Benjamin Sonnenberg Collection, 5-9 June 1979, lots 1707, 1708, 1709 and 1710.
This form of reclining chair evolved from the lit de repos of Louis XIV's reign. It was intended primarily for bedchambers and private sitting rooms. A pattern for a burjair (or 'half couch') with similar winged sides and adjustable back ('made to fall down at pleasure') appears in the Universal System of Household Furniture, published by cabinet makers Ince and Mayhew from 1759-1762, pl. LX. A mahogany folding chair of remarkably similar form from Padworth House, Berkshire, is illustrated in P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1924, vol. II, p. 164, fig. 14.