c 1825
Empire period, 1805-1840
This chair was used at Arlington House. George Washington Parke Custis entertained frequently. It was part of his role as a gentleman but also his role as the “Child of Mount Vernon.” Guests included presidents and vice-presidents, senators, congressmen, supreme court justices as well as leading figures in agriculture and the arts.
Mahogany. H 87.5, W 41.3, L 38.8 cm
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, ARHO 108