England,17th Century Silver plaque on the back of crest rail reads "This chair was brought to Philadelphia from England by William Penn between 1682 and 1699. It was purchased from the Pendleton family decedents of William Penn by Robert Shields Esq. of Philadelphia descending from him to his daughter Elizabeth thence to his grand daughter Mary Stedman Johnson. 1902 Elizabeth Shields Stedman." The chair with finely carved crest rail of a bird flanked by acanthus leaves over a scrolled foliate splat with scrolled arms and legs. Wood,51" tall x 21" wide x 20" deep,Seat height 18" Overall good condition. From the collection of a Derry, New Hampshire gentleman.