Armchairs used on The Oprah Winfrey Show

Created by
Subject of
Harpo, Inc., American, founded 1986
Used by
Winfrey, Oprah, American, born 1954
leather, foam, wood, metal, and cloth
H x W x D (.1): 34 1/2 × 37 × 35 1/2 in. (87.6 × 94 × 90.2 cm)
H x W x D (.2): 35 1/2 × 37 1/2 × 36 1/2 in. (90.2 × 95.3 × 92.7 cm)
Place used
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
These two ochre textured leather armchairs, both alike, were used on the set of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Each chair is shaped with a deep, rectangular seat, padded arms with a slight, rounded curve, and a padded back with a scalloped top edge. The padded seat cushion for each chair is attached at the back of the chair with two (2) lengths of black elastic with a metal D-ring that fasten to corresponding metal clips on the cushion. Four (4) dark-stained short wooden legs extend from each bottom corner of the chairs. Decorative piping in the ochre leather is sewn around the edges of the back, the front arms, and the seat cushion. Under the cushion, the chair is lined with matching ochre heavy-weight fabric. A label for the upholstery company Weber Furniture Service LLC is adhered to the lining at the front edge of the seat.
African American
Mass media
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Oprah Winfrey
Object number
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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