Armchair

Armchair
Title
Armchair
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of James M. Varnum
Object Number 
INV.14951
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group