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  • Side chair, ca. 1770
    Attributed to Thomas Affleck (British, active in America, 1740–1795)
    American; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Mahogany, northern white cedar; 37 x 22 1/2 x 23 in. (94 x 57.2 x 58.4 cm)
    Purchase, Sansbury–Mills and Rogers Fund, Emily C. Chadbourne Gift, Virginia Groomes Gift, in memory of Mary W. Groomes, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall P. Blankarn Gift; John Bierwith and Robert G. Goelet Gifts, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1974 (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 (49.51a,b).

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  • Side chair, ca. 1770
    Attributed to Thomas Affleck (British, active in America, 1740–1795)
    American; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Mahogany, northern white cedar; 37 x 22 1/2 x 23 in. (94 x 57.2 x 58.4 cm)
    Purchase, Sansbury-Mills and Rogers Fund, Emily C. Chadbourne Gift, Virginia Groomes Gift, in memory of Mary W. Groomes, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall P. Blankarn Gift; John Bierwith and Robert G. Goelet Gifts, The Sylmaris Collection, Gift of George Coe Graves, Gift of Mrs. Russell Sage, by exchange, and funds from various donors, 1974 (1974.325)

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