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Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns
Sofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns
Resource Typeimage
TitleSofa, left by Rev. Charles Dresser when he sold his home to the Lincolns
Coverage / Year1800 to 1850; Antebellum/Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionTransitional Late Empire sofa. Upholstered in rose brocade; slightly swelled wedge shape, small legs on castors, back is modified simple comb with slight scrolls 1/3 & 2/3 down top rail. Cyma curved arms, end in slight scroll, edge of bottom rail on seat small-spool beaded. L 79" x W 26" x H 39".
InterpretationTradition holds that Rev. Charles Dresser left this sofa behind when he sold his house to Abraham Lincoln in 1844. It was reupholstered in the 1950s with inappropriate fabric.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceTransferred from the State of Illinois in 1972.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Antebellum; Furniture; Sofa; Formal; Empire
Collection PublisherLincoln Home National Historic Site
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See http://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc for more information about this project.
Rights Management Statementhttp://images.library.uiuc.edu/projects/tdc/conditions.htm
Resource IdentifierLIHO 5
CONTENTdm file name931415662003_5.jpg
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