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Loveseat, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
Loveseat, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
Resource Typeimage
TitleLoveseat, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
Coverage / Year1839 to 1844; Early Victorian, Springfield, IL
DescriptionVictorian Rococco style loveseat with exposed walnut trim. Horizontal oval medallion back, flared wing sides, padded arm rests. Carved crest has two upside-down rose buds flanked by open roses, leaves, and scrolls. Upholstery of rose silk brocade with raised floral pattern in same color. Backs of medallion and wings depp-button tufted with double rows of button half-way up. Front cabriole legs with no castors. H 34 1/2" x W 61 3/4".
InterpretationOwned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family. Rev. Dresser performed the wedding ceremony for Abraham and Mary Lincoln in November of 1842. He sold them his house on the corner of 8th and Jackson in January of 1844.
Lesson Plans / ThemesAmerican Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities
Learning Standards16 History
Author or CreatorUnknown
SourceDonated by a relative of Rev. Dresser, T. Haliburton McCoy, Boyce, VA.
Subject / KeywordsLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Seat furniture; Furnishings; Rococco; Dresser, Rev. Charles; Chairs
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 1129
CONTENTdm file name9373018962003_1129.jpg
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