Chaise Longue #2001-1753
Chesterfield design chaise longue; over stuffed padded back and seat upholstered in red leather, on tapering square section Blackwood legs resting on metal stands.
This chaise longue was designed circa 1927 by the Federal Capital Commission Architects Department, led by principal architect John Smith Murdoch, specifically for the Provisional Parliament House. This chaise longue was manufactured by one of the six firms that were contracted to construct Murdoch’s designs (Myer Emporium Pty Ltd, Anthony Hordern and Sons, A Pengelly and Co, W H Rocke and Co, Beard Watson & Co, and Bebarfalds Ltd). It was upholstered in red leather for the Senate.