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Object Name: Armchair
Date: 1860-1880
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Medium: Walnut, leather
Dimensions: Overall: 36 x 21 3/4 x 24 in. ( 91.4 x 55.2 x 61 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: 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.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Arthur H. Masten
Object Number: 1937.106
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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.