Thomas Jefferson favored the Campeachy chair form for its classical associations and the comfortable posture it offered, referring to it as “. . . that easy kind of chair.” Jefferson appears to have popularized the chair when he served as President, and he continued to use it during his retirement at Monticello. The first versions were imports from New Orleans, where the form evolved in the early 19th century. Later, Jefferson commissioned plantation joiner John Hemings to make several more examples for use at Monticello and Poplar Forest. This reproduction is based on an example now on installed in Monticello's parlor. Made of mahogany, the chair features the typical X-shaped base, generous armrests and a serpentine crest rail. The low-slung seat of reinforced leather still affords the noteworthy comfort that Jefferson found so desirable. 39"h x 27"w x 24"d. Made in the U.S.A. from imported wood. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. Please specify black, green or burgundy leather. Shipping included. Freight Truck Delivery.
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