Overall: 39 x 23 x 25 in. ( 99.1 x 58.4 x 63.5 cm )
Mahogany Federal armchair supposedly from Independence Hall; square upholstered back with serpentine crest rail; square upholstered spring seat (springs are later addition); open upholstered arms and curved supports; molded straight front legs, raked rear legs, and side and medial stretchers; upholstered in black painted linen with brass upholstry tacks; brass plaque and paper label on back of seat.
Gift of Walter R. Benjamin
written: partially legible fragmentary paper label on rear; "...Independence/ Hall, Philadelphia/ formerly in the/ possession.../ ...Walter Romey (?) Benjamin."
engraved: brass plaque on rear; "Chair from Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Formerly in the
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