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Swivel Armchair #2001-1043Office of the President of the Senate, President of the Senate’s Suite, North Wing, Main Floor

Adjustable black vinyl swivel armchair with high back and arms; on metal pedestal with four castors; square cushion of black wool and vinyl.

History

This swivel armchair was not designed for the Provisional Parliament House in the 1920s, but was manufactured at a later date (most likely during the 1970s). It has been used in a variety of capacities around the building.

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This swivel armchair is significant as a component of the Heritage Collection, which comprises those pieces of furniture which were used in the Provisional Parliament House between 1924 and 1988. The collection has associations with the process of government, the ceremonial, administrative, promotional and recreational functions conducted within the building, and with the individuals who governed Australia between 1927 and 1988. The Old Parliament House building has a richness of internal fabric and collections that convey the way in which parliamentary functions were conducted, the everyday use of the building, and the hierarchical nature of parliamentary staffing practices.

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Details

Width 720mm
Height 1065mm
Depth 770mm
Medium Metal; vinyl; wool; textile
Creator’s name Unknown
Date created Unknown