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State House Caucus Room

High Back Armchair, Swivel Armchair

Maker: Unknown maker, (possibly Baltimore), c. 1905
Medium: Oak with leather upholstery
MSA SC 1545-3392, 3393

1840s Senate Armchair 1840s Senate Armchair

These two chairs were part of the original 1905 furnishings purchased for the State House Annex. The highback armchair was one of three originally used on the upper rostrum of the House of Delegates Chamber, and may have been used as the speaker’s chair; three similar chairs were placed on the upper rostrum of the Senate Chamber.

The swivel armchair was used in the House of Delegates Chamber as a delegate’s chair or clerk’s chair. Both chairs were presented to Speaker Perry Wilkinson upon his retirement from the House of Delegates in 1962.

Portraits in the State House Caucus Room

Clarence W. Blount
Oden Bowie
Frank Brown
Leonard Calvert
Elihu E. Jackson
Robert McLane
Mary E. W. Risteau
Thomas Swann
Francis Thomas
William P. Whyte
Levin Winder

lANdSCAPE pAINTINGS in the State House Caucus Room

Morning on the Severn
Near Union Bridge
Twilight on Bear Creek
Susquehanna River
Susquehanna River


Decorative Arts & SculpTURE in the State House Caucus Room

Reverdy Johnson
US MD Silver Service
1905 Arm chairs