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    Zachary Taylor: Personally-Owned Presidential Chair. Wooden armchair with green twill upholstery consigned by a descendant of Zachary Taylor, through marriage, to one of Taylor's daughters. The chair is 47" high, 27" across and 23" from front to back. The seat, arm rests, front and back are upholstered in green fabric with a honeycomb pattern, possibly original to the piece. The legs have brass castors. The wooden frame and crest are deeply carved with floral elements, fluting, geometric designs and a central cartouche. There is wear to the upholstery, concentrated on the arm rests and front of the seat. We include a Letter of Provenance from the consignor (who has previously sold other Taylor artifacts through Heritage), as well as copies of circa 1941 provenance referencing the chair during its journey from Maryland to Canada ("Now the portraits & chair will be crated" and "Zachary Taylor chair arrived safely from Brambly, Md."). Taylor spent most of his adult life in the military where a chair of this style would have been totally out-of-place and inappropriate. Given the context, line of ownership, age & style of the chair, we are confident it was indeed used by "Old Rough & Ready" during his brief tenure as President.

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