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    U. S. House of Representatives: Pair of Chairs. The two chairs offered in this lot were, we believe, used in Congress. They were likely manufactured around the year 1900. Each oak chair stands 38" tall, 23.5" across, with cane seats. There is a monogram "US" in a foliate design on the crest of each chair. On the underside of one, written in ink, is "W.W. IL. #274". The other has the inscription "Jim Thompson #274". Research indicates the "W.W." was likely William Warfield Wilson (1868-1942), an eight-term (1903-1913, 1915-1921) Congressman from Illinois. The "Jim Thompson" is likely Charles James Thompson (1862-1932), a six-term (1919-1931) Congressman from Ohio. Both were Republicans. Aside from lateral splits in the front of each cane seat, they are both in fine condition and appear original in all respects. They are sold as a pair.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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