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    William McKinley: White House Dining Room Chair. Chair used in the McKinley White House. A Google search "furniture of the McKinley executive mansion" will bring up a page from an 1899 magazine article picturing the White House dining room and a full set of these chairs. The chair is 35" tall and appears to be made of oak or walnut with a cherry stain. The seat is upholstered with needlework fabric in a floral design. A brass tag attached to the underside is inscribed: "Executive Mansion President William McKinley Comr P. B. & G. Col. Theo. A. Bingham No. 190". Bingham was the Commissioner of Public Buildings & Grounds. He was hired by Addison Porter, Secretary to the President. The chair shows normal wear for its age. The joints are slightly loose and the central splat is not attached at the top (easily repaired). The seat is depressed in the middle and the fabric worn. We include what likely is the original burgundy leather seat covering and webbing should the new owner wish to restore it to its previous configuration.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2016
    14th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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