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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
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