Overall: 44 x 23 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. ( 111.8 x 59.1 x 48.9 cm )
Mahogany Chippendale-style armchair; splat carved with C-scrolls, foliate decoration, and incised "S" at center; molded saddle-shaped seat; cabriole legs with ball and claw feet.
According to the accession records, this chair belonged to the Honorable William Sulzer (1865-1941). William Sulzer (1863-1941), nicknamed "Plain Bill", was the 39th governor of New York and a long-serving congressman for the state (1895-1912). In Congress, he was known as a Populist. Sulzer was elected governor in 1912 with the support of William Jennings Bryan, William Randolph Hearst, and Woodrow Wison, as well as the reform and Tammany factions of the state Democratic Party. He was the first and only New York State Governor to be impeached.
Gift of Mrs. William Sulzer
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