Benjamin Franklin's Library Chair

Benjamin Franklin's mahogany open armchair is also called a "lolling chair" or "Martha Washington" chair. The ease of its design in comparison to other 18th century furniture forms made it the perfect spot for lolling or relaxing, think 18th century Barca lounger. It was a distinctly American furniture form (hence the Martha Washington nickname). Most historians think the original chair was manufacture in London, England, with Philadelphia coming in as a second alternative. Our hand made reproduction features mahogany framework, black leather, and brass tacks.

Each piece is custom made-to-order, please allow 6-8 weeks. The price is for local pick up only. I can help you arrange shipping, I offer standard crating and white glove delivery (pricing will vary).

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