Library Room Chair

The "Explorer's Club" Library Room Chair

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  • Inspired by the historic Library Room chair at the early Explorer's Club
  • Each chair is meticulously crafted-to-order, one at a time, by American craftsmen
  • Diamond-tufted seat and back; full nail trim in nickle or antique brass
  • Upholstered in top-grain leather from Italian cowhides, choice of 10 colors
  • Measures: 32-inches (D); 44 1/4-inches (H); 17-inches (SH); Weight: 26 1/2 lbs

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.