Iolani Palace Collections Manager Malia Van Heukelem spotted the chair Thursday a few hours after it was left at the center.
Van Heukelem says the red velvet has replaced the chair’s blue upholstery, so she wasn’t immediately sure if it was one of 10 chairs commissioned by the queen.
A note left with the chair said it came from the estate of Herminia Laola Ross of Honolulu. She died last year.
The Academy of Arts plans to return the 150-year-old chair to Iolani Palace next week.
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