Library Room Chair

The "Explorer's Club" Library Room Chair

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  • The chair is a symbol of the knowledge, good fellowship, and daring spirit that define the Explorer's Club and its illustrious members.  It's where adventurers have gathered since 1904 to plan their next great escapades, swap tales of daring feats, and immerse themselves in the timeless wisdom of exploration.
  • The Library Room Chair reflects the opulence and sophistication of the era they belong to, meticulously chosen to provide both comfort and an air of refinement.  Its tall stature curves from back to seat, generously-padded and diamond-tufted in deep, luxurious leather, and supported with a sturdy base providing a sense of security.  The exterior frame is crafted in precious mahogany; interior frame in hard maple
  • The upholstery is handcrafted in top-grain leather, selected from European cattle hides, known for their toughness and resilience, sanded and buffed to remove any imperfections, and fastened with full nail trim.   Over time, top-grain leather develops a rich patina, gaining depth and character with use.
  • Each Explorer’s Club Library Room  Chair is built-to-order, one at a time, by the artisans at the venerable Kittinger Company of Buffalo, NY, builders of fine furniture since the end of the Civil War.  Measures: 32-inches (D); 44 1/4-inches (H); 17-inches (SH); Weight: 26 1/2 lbs; Select from 40 leather colors and choice of Antique Brass or Pewter nail trim

Saving History, One Chair at a Time.

Founded in 1904 by seven leading polar explorers of the era, the Explorers Club serves as a meeting place for explorers, scientists, and anyone with an interest in scientific exploration.  The club’s members have been responsible for an illustrious series of famous firsts: First to the North Pole, first to the South Pole, first to the summit of Mount Everest, first to the deepest point in the ocean, first to the surface of the moon.  Historical members include astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, President Teddy Roosevelt, and aviator Charles Lindbergh.

Over the years, the club has acquired a collection of books, research archives, historical artifacts, and maps.  An early photograph from the club's New York City headquarters on the upper West Side pictures a library suffused with history, an oak-paneled sanctuary filled with extraordinary pieces of furniture, including a diamond-tufted swivel chair, upholstered in leather and finished with full nail trim.  The handsome Library Room chair has been meticulously reproduced by the venerable Kittinger Furniture Company of Buffalo, New York, re-capturing a remarkable specimen of Explorer's Club history.