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Easy Chair

Made by Thomas Affleck, American (born Scotland), 1740 - 1795

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America



Mahogany, yellow pine, white oak, white cedar, black walnut, tulip poplar

46 x 36 1/2 x 34 inches (116.8 x 92.7 x 86.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

* Gallery 286, American Art, second floor

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Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., 2001

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The Cadwalader family commissioned this easy chair as part of a suite of furniture for their Second Street house in Philadelphia. With its curved rails, sharply angled knees, hairy paws, and sensuous carved ornament, it closely corresponds to the other pieces of Cadwalader furniture in the Museum's collection. The upholstery and trim was a lavish display of wealth and taste.

* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.

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