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Gunlocke Washington Presidents Chair



Gunlocke Washington Presidents Chair

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"The high-backed black leather chair is imposing," writes Jim Bishop in A Day in the Life of President Kennedy. The consummate executive chair reached apotheosis with the Oval Office chair specifically designed for John F. Kennedy. The Gunlocke original, crafted in Wayland, New York, for a lifetime of use, is available for the personal or business office.

As President-elect Kennedy planned to move into the White House in 1961, engineers of the venerable Gunlocke Company worked with his personal physician, Dr. Janet Travell, to develop an executive chair that combined ergonomics and aesthetics. She had treated Kennedy for chronic back pain, and insisted that his working chair have the maximum in comfort and support, while reflecting executive style and refinement.

The orthpedic-firm support structure of the John F. Kennedy Oval Office Chair has a sinuous spring suspension (hand-tied, 11-gauge tempered steel springs that run across the seat of the chair), unitized by insulated wire along with a fill of high-density, resilient foam for years of sag-free seating. The chair's back is also foam-filled over a super-reinforced spring foundation. The leather-upholstered swivel chair has a solid cherry brass-capped base with 2-inch rubber wheels. The interior frame of solid maple that has been double-doweled, corner-blocked, glued and screwed for extra strength. All frame components are made of high-density maple which strongly grips upholster tacks, preventing them from loosening. Dark cherry finish. Includes a 360-degree swivel base and manual lift that raises the chair from 45 to 47-1/2" high. Your custom-crafted chair is finished with your personal choice among 37 different color options of top-grain leather upholstery.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire, not only a piece of history, not only the finest example of American craftsmanship, but the most comfortable and elegant chair of its kind in the world.

Your purchase of the Gunlocke Washington Presidents Chair is an investment that will last a lifetime. Please phone (800) 891-0466 for a detailed portfolio of information, including leather samples and FREE copy of "Executive Privilege," a 64-page book that details the making of the historic chair.

Gunlocke Washington Presidents Chair
Item #02025

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