Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Presidents Chair

Presidents chair

Presidents Chair

This throne, made entirely of Australian blackwood and upholstered in Australian leather by Messrs. Pengelley & Co., of Edwardstown, was offered to the Society as a gift in June, 1927, by the then President of the Society, Mr. A. A. Simpson. 

It has a triangular pediment, below which is a carved oval medallion bearing the monogram R.G.S. It is flanked by two Egyptian capitals with ball finials and the back pad is surrounded by a framework with roundels to corners. The throne was re-upholstered in red ‘morocco’ leather and paid for by Moxon Simpson, A.A. Simpson’s son, in approx 1996.

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