Side chair, ca. 1750-ca. 1780
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Philadelphia or Delaware Valley
Walnut; H. 38 in. (96.5 cm), W. 20 in. (50.1 cm), D. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia, Pa.), 6280
There were several sales of furnishings from the Franklin Court mansion in the generation after Franklin's death. Some of the pieces of furniture that have survived with the history of having been owned by Franklin may have come from one of those sales. Terms of Use Credits