According to tradition, this chair descended in the Ogden Family of Philadelphia. For further discussion of this known "Gillingham" type chair, See W.M. Hornor, Jr., Hornor's Blue Book Philadelphia Furniture, (Washington, DC, 1935), pp. 219-220, pls. 342-349; also, Joseph Downs, American Furniture: Queen Anne and Chippendale Periods, (New York, 1952), fig. 41; and Charles F. Hummel, A Winterthur Guide to American Chippendale Furniture: Middle Atlantic and Southern Colonies, (New York, 1976), gigs. 59-61.