Side chair (Fussell), before 1748
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"Worldly Goods," Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999
"Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World," Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary traveling exhibition, 2005-2008
Related Publications

Hornor, William Macpherson, Jr., Blue Book: Philadelphia Furniture: William Penn to George Washington (Philadelphia, 1935)

Lindsey, Jack L., Worldly Goods: The Arts of Early Pennsylvania, 1680-1758 (Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1999)

Talbott, Page, "The House that Franklin Built" (Antiques & Fine Art, Vol. VI, Issue 5, January-February 2006, pp. 232-38)

Talbott, Page, ed., Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World (New Haven and London: Yale University, 2005) (companion book to exhibition of same title)

Fussell bill to Benjamin Franklin 1/2/1748; Richard and Sarah (Franklin) Bache; (probably) Benj. Franklin Bache; Charles Bache, brother of Dr. Thomas Hewson Bache; (probably) Franklin Bache; Henrietta M.E. Bache (Mrs. Horace) Jayne; Ginsburg and Levy, NY, around 1934; Austin Keogh, NY; Bernard and S. Dean Levy, 1979. It is possible that the chair was also owned by Mrs. Thos. Burns Drum, 8105 Eastern Avenue, Ch. Hill, PA. She lent a chair (this one?) to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 4/13-5/13/35. Curator Susan Detweiler has provided information essential to the creation of this entry. She cites Mrs. Drum and also Horace Howard Furness Jayne (1898-1975) who may have owned it. Terms of Use Credits