Invalid's Reclining Chair Designer: Cavedra B. Sheldon (active 1873 - 1877)
Manufacturer: Marks Adjustable Folding Chair Company (1877–1897)


Painted iron frame, cane seat, walnut, naugahyde cushions and arms, wooden casters


46 × 29 7/8 × 25 1/2in. (116.84 × 75.883 × 64.77 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight P. Lanmon

Accession Number



19th century


Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of records is ongoing.

  • "Acquisitions 2004," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005), 198
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"14" stamped on support arm for table; "28L" stamped on left side rail of seat; " [??] R" stamped on right side rail of seat


"PAT'D FEB'Y 1st 1876" [painted in yellow on front rail of seat, surrounded on either side by red and yellow lines and floral decoration]; "M'f'd by MARKS A F CHAIR CO., Limited / 930 BROADWAY, N.Y." [painted in yellow on rear rail of leg rest section surrounded by red and yellow paint as with other inscription] "Patented April 17, 1877." on paper label under left arm

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