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Harry Truman's personally owned rocking chair. Beautifully crafted wooden rocking chair was donated by Mrs. Truman in the fall of 1962 to the Women's Guild charity sale at the Trinity Episcopal Church, the church where she married the president in 1919. Patterned cushioning is from the chair's reupholstering in the 1950's by Jennings Furniture in Independence, according to the Historic Furnishing Report of the Harry S. Truman Home and National Historic Site. Truman was known for making use of his rocking chair, having mentioned it in numerous interviews including one with Edward R. Murrow in which he joked, ''I do an immense amount of it [manual labor] from a rocking chair.'' Staining to the upper left of the upper cushion, else near fine. Accompanied by an 8'' x 10'' notarized LOA, mounted on a wooden plaque, from the charity sale's chairwoman, Mrs. W. Howard Huffman of Independence, Missouri.
Harry Truman's Rocking Chair
Harry Truman's Rocking Chair
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000
Final prices include buyers premium.: $23,116
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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