On display

Mayor's Chair (1900)

Hampstead became a metropolitan borough and formed its first borough council in 1900, with Sir Henry Harben as the first Mayor of Hampstead. This chair was built the same year as the official seat for the mayor, and it was used by Harben and every subsequent mayor until Hampstead joined the Borough of Camden in 1965. The seal of Hampstead and '1900' are carved onto the back of the chair.