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Easy Chair

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Walnut, red oak, yellow pine, ash, maple, tulip poplar
46 x 35 3/4 x 27 in. (116.8 x 90.8 x 68.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
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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