The Old Senate Chamber

Reproduction 18th Century Armchair

Artist: Harrison Higgins, Inc. , 2014
Medium: Mahogany
MSA SC 6030-2-1
Delegate Chamber

To prepare for the arrival of Congress, Maryland ordered 60 Windsor chairs from Baltimore. However, frozen harbors delayed the chairs' arrival until April 1784, so local residents loaned chairs for the use of Congress. The two armchairs and 10 matching side chairs displayed in the chamber are copied from one of the original sets of chairs believed to have been lent by Governor William Paca.

The original chair from which these are copied belongs to the Maryland Historical Society and is on loan to Historic Annapolis, where it is displayed in the William Paca House. The other ten side chairs are reproductions of an English chair owned at the time by a prominent Annapolis family and is in a private collection.  






Fine and Decorative Arts In the Old Senate Chamber

George Washington Bronze Staute
Molly Ridout Statue
William Pitt
President's Armchair
John Shaw Furniture
John Shaw Furniture
John Shaw Furniture