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Armchair

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Possibly made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Walnut, white cedar, yellow pine
Dimensions:
39 1/4 x 24 3/4 x 23 in. (99.7 x 62.9 x 58.4 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1918
Accession Number:
18.110.54
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 722
This rococo armchair belongs to a small group of unusually large-scale chairs, which may have been made outside Philadelphia in neighboring Maryland or Chester County, Pennsylvania.
George S. Palmer, New London, Connecticut, until 1918
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