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Object Name Chair
Date 1857
Description Upholstered armchair, with diamond-patterned green and beige fabric on the seat, back, and arms. The front legs are carved with a leaf pattern, and all four legs are on casters. The crest rail has a raised carved shield with stars and stripes, flanked by carved leaves, acorns, and berries.
(Keywords: Congress, Politicians, Victorian)
Acquisition From Edward A. Warner
Ownership and History This is one of a set of chairs that were designed in 1857 for the United States House of Representatives. This chair is said to have been used by Staten Island resident Caleb Lyon, who served in the House of Representatives, although his tenure there was from 1853 to 1855. He later served as Governor of the Territory of Idaho.
Earliest Date 1857
Latest Date 1857
Maker Bembe & Kimmel, New York City, NY
Subjects Antiques
Government officials
Lexicon Sub-category Furniture
Associated People Lyon, Caleb
Catalog Number F01.0657
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, October 2013.
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