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    James Garfield: Chair from the Garfield White House. This Victorian-period, upholstered side chair was used by President James A. Garfield during his all-too-brief sojourn in the White House in 1881. It appears to be made of walnut and stands 34" tall. The crest has a carved shell design with carved Tudor roses. The three-tone green velvet and silk upholstery is not the original, but an old, appropriate replacement. The back of the chair has two splits on either side, the lower pair recently repaired. This repaired split likely represents the original splice. It is otherwise sturdy, although we don't recommend anyone sitting on it. It was purchased from a recent Bonham's and Butterfield's sale in California.

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    Auction Dates
    Nov-Dec, 2011
    30th-1st Wednesday-Thursday
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