Armchair (Philadelphia Queen Anne-Chippendale), ca. 1750
Photo by Peter Harholdt, 2004
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Walnut and pine; H. 38 1/20 in. (96.7 cm), W. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm), D. 18 1/20 in. (45.9 cm)
Frankliniana Collection, The Franklin Institute, Inc. (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2843; 5256
This Philadelphia armchair was probably made in the mid-18th century. It was adapted for use as a close stool (also called a commode chair, privy chair or potty chair) probably later in the same century.
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