Lot 150

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House Of Representatives Desk & Chair. Designed for the new chamber of the United States House of Representatives, c.1857 by the architect of the Capitol, Thomas U. Walter; the chair was made by Bembe & Kimbel, New York and the desk by Doe & Hazelton, Boston. Oak desk has a slanted hinged top with original leather writing surface, slide out drawer and hinged lid over the cast iron pen tray and inkwell holder; the gallery crest is carved with a stars and stripes shield, filigree and numbered on a brass tag "102 E". The base of the desk has a medallion which reads "America" on the front, carved filigree, large stars, scrollwork, a pierced carved fretwork panel and scrolling corbels. The oak armchair has a stars and stripes shield flanked by oak leaves with acorns, original leather upholstery and large turned and carved legs. Both have a cleaned and enhanced finish, very good general condition, seat back has some separation from the seat panel at the rear and an extra screw added; has key. Desk: 36 in. high x 29.5 in. wide x 21 in. deep - Chair: 40.5 in. high x 21 in. wide x 23.5 in. deep.

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May 19, 2018 11:00 AM EDT
Pittsfield, MA, US

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