Chairing Chair and Carrying Pole

Hughenden Manor; National Trust Images

Gothic-style armchair (and one of two accompanying carrying poles) made for the chairing of Benjamin Disraeli, if Disraeli was elected as an MP for Chipping Wycombe in the contested by-election of June 1832. The chair is painted in Disraeli's campaign colours (cream and pink). In the event, Disraeli was not returned.

Hughenden Manor; National Trust Images; NT 428650

Images © National Trust / Thomas Boggis

Candidate: Benjamin Disraeli
Constituency: Chipping Wycombe
date: 1832
Election: June-1832
keyword: Carrying Pole
keyword: Chair
keyword: Furniture
maker: Skull (chair and furniture manufacture), High Wycombe
materials: Cane
materials: Metal
materials: Paint
place: High Wycombe