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Speaker's Chair Used in the United States House of Representatives in Philadelphia, 1790-1795

Affleck, Thomas1790/1795

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

This chair was made in the early 1790s for either the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives or the President of the U.S. Senate, both bodies then located in Philadelphia. We believe that it was later used by the U.S. Supreme Court, along with three similar chairs, now at the Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia.

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  • Title: Speaker's Chair Used in the United States House of Representatives in Philadelphia, 1790-1795
  • Creator: Affleck, Thomas
  • Date Created: 1790/1795
  • Location: United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Subject Keywords: United States. Congress. House, United States. Congress. Senate, United States. Supreme Court, Legislators, Supreme Court justices, Armchairs, Chairs, Furniture
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: http://collections.thehenryford.org/Collection.aspx?objectKey=221380
  • Object Name: Armchair
  • Object ID: 61.167.16
  • Image ID: THF7023
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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