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Armchair

1900-1930
Origin: America, Pennsylvania or Maryland, Baltimore
OH: 38 1/4"; OW: 31"; OD: 24 1/4"; SD: 20"
Mahogany and oak
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Henry S. Spencer.
Acc. No. 1986-142
Appearance: Armchair in the Philadelphia rococo style; curvilinear crest rail with foliate carving at center, rounded ends, and rounded carved ears over a pierced splat; stiles carved in geometric lozenge and diamond pattern; shaped arms with knuckled arm terminals over S shaped arm supports; trapezoidal slip seat; seat rails shaped on underside with flattened arch on sides and double arch with carved central foliate motif on front; front cabriole legs with foliate and bellflower carving and ball and claw feet; rear rounded "stump" legs.

Woods: mahogany with machine shaped mahogany glue blocks, oak slipseat.
Provenance:The donor believed this chair to have a history in the Franklin family through his wife's family.