Side Chair

Maker: Attributed to Thomas Affleck (1740–1795)

Date: ca. 1770

Geography: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Culture: American

Medium: Mahogany, northern white cedar

Dimensions: 37 x 22 1/2 x 23 in. (94 x 57.2 x 58.4 cm)

Classification: Furniture

Credit Line: Purchase, Sansbury-Mills and Rogers Funds, Emily
Crane Chadbourne Gift, Virginia Groomes Gift, in
memory of Mary W. Groomes, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall
P. Blankarn, John Bierwirth and Robert G. Goelet
Gifts, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe
Graves, by exchange, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, by
exchange, and funds from various donors, 1974

Accession Number: 1974.325


This chair is part of a large set that was made in the shop of Thomas Affleck in Philadelphia in 1770–71 for General John Cadwalader's magnificent townhouse. It is en suite with a firescreen.