The chair offered here is one of only a few Chippendale corner chairs to survive from New York. With a curvilinear seat frame and four ball-and-claw feet, the chair exhibits a high degree of workmanship and, compared to a straight seat frame and a single frontal ball-and-claw foot, these features were additional costs to the buyer. Similar turned supports, knee carving and ball-and-claw feet are seen on a group of three corner "commode" chairs, one of which was owned by Sir William Johnson, Johnstown, New York and another of which descended in the Stevenson family of Albany (see Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture (New Haven, 1976), pp. 142-143, cat. 120; "Shop Talk," Antiques (October 1954), p. 248; Sotheby's New York, January 19-21, 1996, lot 1526).