Side chair (Fussell), before 1748
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Solomon Fussell (Attributed)
Black walnut and spruce; H. 41 1/4 in. (104.8 cm), W. 21 1/4 in. (54.0 cm), D. 21 in. (53.5 cm)
Levy, Inc. (New York, N.Y.)
Philadelphia Museum of Art, promised gift of Robert L. McNeil, Jr. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
This chair is one of few objects with a history of Franklin ownership that has a "paper trail" to support the attribution. Franklin was billed by chairmaker Solomon Fussell for "three best crookt feet chairs" and for mending one "Crooked foot Chair," both in 1748.
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