Armchair (English, French style), ca. 1765
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Mahogany, beech, and ash; H. 35 in. (88.9 cm), W. 26 in. (66.0 cm), D. 22 in.(55.9 cm), seat H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 3115
The George III drawing room armchair in the French cabriolet style is part of a suite of chairs believed to have been bought by Franklin for his rooms on Craven Street and given to Mary ("Polly") Stevenson Hewson. It descended in her family until the 20th century.
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