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Catalog Number 9119-1
Title Chair; Senate; Second Nebraska Capitol Building
Object Name Chair
Description Senate arm chair from Nebraska's second state Capitol. The word "SENATE" is carved into the left arm. The seat and center of the back are upholstered. There upholstery fabric is a rose pattern with dusty pink roses and green leaves. The wooden arms are not upholstered. The top of the back has a carved pattern in three rows, consisting of stylized waves and repeated lines. The front arm supports are carved with stylized vine and leaf patterns. The front legs are straight and spool turned and tapered. The rear legs are square and curve outward slightly
Year Range from 1888
Year Range to 1925
Material wood, textiles, metal
Used USA: Nebraska (Lancaster), Lincoln
Height (in) 38
Width (in) 22.75
Depth (in) 26
People Robb, Frances (Sturmer)
Search Terms Nebraska State Capitol (1929)
History Chair from the second state Capitol building. In 1925, chairs were given away as the state prepared for a new Capitol Building. This chair was received by Frances Sturmer Robb, who was an Opinion Clerk at the Capitol. She presented it to the Nebraska State Historical Society in 1960. She reported that the chair was originally covered with brown leather.
Credit line Mrs. Frances Sturmer Robb, Omaha, Nebraska
Collection Robb, Mrs. Frances Sturmer