Side chair (Fussell), before 1748
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The side chair has a serpentine crest rail centering a shell within a semi-circle, simple scroll ears, a solid, vase-shaped splat, and a trapezoidal seat frame with the front skirt cut away in a flat arch and centering a small dependent shell. The cabriole front legs have plain knees and trifid feet (described in the bill from Fussell to Franklin as "crookt" feet).

Three of the chairs survive: two are in the collection of the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village. Wood analysis on the three chairs has shown that they were made from identical materials; all dimensions are identical (indicating not only that they were cut from the same pattern but that they have had the same amount of shrinkage over time).

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