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Easy chair



46-3/4 in x 35-1/4 in x 31-1/2 in


Mahogany; secondary woods not examined

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.

Accession Number


Condition Notes

All of the legs have been extended by about 2 inches.  The red silk damask covers are torn and frayed, and the chair is now covered in a linen slip cover.


Bequest of Dr. and Mrs. J. Newberry Reynolds to The David Wilson Mansion, Inc., in 1942.


The shape of this easy chair conforms to others known or believed to have been made in the Philadelphia area.  Further study of the frame of this easy chair might help distinguish it from contiguous regions.  Key Philadelphia features include the serpentine shape of the crest and wings, the rolled arms and squared arm ramps, and the molded front and outer side faces of the Marlborough front legs.  The legs are joined by H stretchers, themselves joined with half dovetails.  A rear stretcher joins the two back legs.