London or Philadelphia
Mahogany and leather; H. 47 in. (119.4 cm), W. 29 1/4 in. (74.3 cm), D. 25 1/20 (64.8 cm)
King’s College Room, University Archives and Columbiana Library, Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, N.Y.), MC-78
This leather-covered open armchair (also called a "lolling chair" in the 18th century), is now owned by Columbia University. It descended in Franklin's family with a history of having belonged to him.