Armchair (English, French style), 1760-1774
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Mahogany (primary wood) and beech (secondary wood); H. 34 1/2 in. (87.6 cm), seat W. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm), seat D. 21 3/8 (54.3 cm), seat H. 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)
Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.), Accession #2775; catalogue #10278
George III drawing room armchair in the "French cabriolet" style, part of a suite of chairs believed to have been bought by Franklin for his rooms on Craven Street and given to Mary ("Polly") Stevenson Hewson. It descended in her family until the 20th century.
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