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Object Details
Medium: Mahogany; corner block, Atlantic white cedar 
Dimensions: 94.0 x 48.1 x 49.7 cm (37 x 18 15/16 x 19 9/16 in. ) 
Geog. Data: Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, North America 
Period: 18th century 
Culture American 
Side chair
Maker: Benjamin Randolph, American (active 1760-1782)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
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Fiske Kimball, "The Sources of the Philadelphia Chippendale: A Chair with the Label of Benjamin Randolph," The Pennsylvania Museum Bulletin 23 (December 1927–January 1928): 15–19, fig. D.
Wallace Nutting, Furniture Treasury, 1st ed., 3 vols. (Framingham, Mass.: Old American Company Publishers, 1928–33), n.p., fig. 2285.
Samuel W. Woodhouse, Jr., "More About Benjamin Randolph," Antiques 17 (January 1930): 24, fig. 5.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Picture Book of Philadelphia Chippendale Furniture, exh. cat. (Philadelphia: Pennsylvania Museum of Art, 1931), n.p., fig. 13.
John T. Kirk, American Chairs: Queen Anne and Chippendale (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972), 93, fig. 92, 92a.
Patricia E. Kane, 300 Years of American Seating Furniture Chairs and Beds from the Mabel Brady Garvan and Other Collections at Yale University (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1976), 128-129, no. 108, ill.
Judith Bernstein et al., The Eye of the Beholder: Fakes, Replicas, and Alterations in American Art, ed. Gerald W. R. Ward, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1977), 88, fig. 125.
Andrew Brunk, "Benjamin Randolph Revisited," American Furniture (2007): 38-39, fig. 61.
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