General Pershing's Desk Chair

Desk chair used by General John J. Pershing in his war office at General Headquarters in Chaumont, France, during World War I. Wooden chair with low rounded back. Back is comprised of round wooden spindles between two pieces of wood in a round half circle shape. The top of the back is padded with black leather. Black leather seat on a wooden frame attaches to four wooden legs. The front legs are round and the back legs are rectangular.
Pershing, John J.
associated place
France: Champagne-Ardenne, Chaumont
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
leather (overall material)
overall: 29 in x 25 in x 23 in; 73.66 cm x 63.5 cm x 58.42 cm
overall: 59 in x 91 in x 38 in; 149.86 cm x 231.14 cm x 96.52 cm
ID Number
accession number
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Credit Line
Bequest of Estate of General John J. Pershing
related event
World War I
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Pershing War Office
General John J. Pershing & World War I, 1917-1918
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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