As materials, mass-production and ideas of comfort change over time, so do the styles of furniture. The Centripetal Spring Chair
combines a cast iron spring, swivel seat and fabric upholstery to allow for greater mobility and comfort.
Model shown at the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, London, 1851
Thomas E. Warren, designer, American, act. 1849–1852. American Chair Company, manufacturer, United States (Troy, NY), 1829–1858. Centripetal Spring Chair, ca. 1850. Painted and gilded iron, steel, and wood with replacement upholstery. 31 1/2 x 23 3/4 x 22 5/8 in. (80 x 60.3 x 57.5 cm). Saint Louis Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Adelaide Cherbonnier, 147:1965.