Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Easy Chair

Date:
1760–90
Geography:
Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Walnut, red oak, yellow pine, ash, maple, tulip poplar
Dimensions:
46 x 35 3/4 x 27 in. (116.8 x 90.8 x 68.6 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.133
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 719
The 1772 Philadelphia list of prices describes a chair like this as “Easy Chair frame plain feet and knees without Casters.” The pad foot with raised tongue, as here, is frequently found on Philadelphia side chairs.
William and Anne (Emerson) McIlvaine, Fairview, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, by 1770; descended in the McIlvaine family; Mrs. Henry Van Kleeck (Maria McIlvaine) Gillmore, New York, by 1936; Francis Shippen McIlvaine, Summit, New Jersey, until 1965
Related Objects

Side Chair

Artist: Benjamin Henry Latrobe (American (born England), Fulneck, Yorkshire 1764–1820 New Orleans, Louisiana) Date: ca. 1808 Medium: Yellow poplar, oak, maple, white pine, gold leaf, and gesso Accession: 1994.189 On view in:Gallery 731

Settee

Date: 1740–60 Medium: Walnut, yellow pine Accession: 25.115.1 On view in:Gallery 719

Easy Chair

Date: 1745–60 Medium: Walnut, maple, pine, cedar, tulip poplar Accession: 38.52.1 On view in:Gallery 774

High chest of drawers

Date: 1762–65 Medium: Mahogany, mahogany veneer, tulip poplar, yellow pine, white cedar Accession: 18.110.4 On view in:Gallery 717

Easy Chair

Date: 1760–90 Medium: Mahogany, walnut, tulip poplar, yellow pine Accession: 63.114 On view in:Gallery 719