Object Number: 
Walnut, leather
Overall: 36 x 21 3/4 x 24 in. ( 91.4 x 55.2 x 61 cm )
Walnut armchair; back with leather-covered panel attached to oval frame set between ring-and-block-turned stiles that extend below seat rail and attach to diagonal side stretchers; turned and blocked arms; rounded seat with leather-covered panel nailed to top of rail; turned legs, two turned front stretchers, one plain, round stretcher at either side and one plain, round stretcher in back.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this chair once belonged to Chester A. Arthur, twenty-first president of the United States (1881-1885). Arthur, who died in New York City in 1886, was associated with New York City and State throughout much of his professional life.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Arthur H. Masten
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group