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Armchair

Object Number: 
INV.14951
Date: 
1825-1845
Medium: 
Mahogany; oak
Dimensions: 
Overall: 49 x 29 x 29 in. ( 124.5 x 73.7 x 73.7 cm )
Description: 
Mahogany and veneered late-Grecian (Empire) armchair; upholstered scroll back; open arms with upholstered arms and turned baluster-shaped supports with acanthus-leaf carving; square upholstered spring seat with veneered rails; baluster-shaped front legs with acanthus-leaf carving, curved rear legs.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chair was used by Henry Clay while Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Clay was Speaker in the 1810s and 1820s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of James M. Varnum
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group