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Rising Sun Armchair and detail
Made by John Folwell
George Washington used this chair for nearly three months of the Federal Convention's continuous sessions. James Madison reported Benjamin Franklin saying I have often looked at that behind the president without being able to tell whether it was rising or setting. But now I... know that it is a rising...sun.
Mahogany. H 153.5, W 77.5, D 58.2 cm
Independence National Historical Park, INDE 11826