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Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Desk

Desk -

This is a wooden desk with three Gothic arches on the front (solid front). It has a drawer. The back supports are turned.

Image of Chandelier

Chandelier -

This is a large and ornate brass French chandelier. There are filigree chains running from a top point that is in a cluster of acanthus leaves design to the candlebra base. The base has 18 brass arms ending in candle holders. (Chandelier is now electrified.)

Image of Quilt - Old Frankfort Kentucky

Quilt - Old Frankfort Kentucky

This folk art quilt is titled "Old Frankfort Kentucky," and it commemorates Frankfort, Kentucky's Bicentennial. This quilt is pieced and appliquéd. There is one large panel of sky blue cotton/polyester in the center obverse with an 8-inch white border. It has large appliquéd brown leaves with a single embroidered tan vein along the border. The center has appliquéd buildings outlined in black embroidery. The buildings depicted include the courthouse in the top center, the first hospital at the top left, the Old State Capitol at the middle right, the old prison at the lower left, the cornerstone at the bottom left, and an old hemp mill at bottom right. The buildings comprised of cotton fabrics

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Drawing - Elevation of Old Capitol

Drawing - Elevation of Old Capitol

This is a pen and ink drawing on paper of the front elevation of the Old Capitol. This is the original archiectect's drawing for the capitol building it features the building with it's Greek Revival architecture. The drawing shows a series of steps leading up to the building's six Ionic columns and portico with a door. In the bottom right corner it says "Shryock delin."

Image of Card, Greeting - Christmas card, KHS, Old Capitol

Card, Greeting - Christmas card, KHS, Old Capitol

This is a cream-colored satiny/textured Christmas Card with gold embroidery and the images of Holly Leaves. On the front of the card there is a drawinbg print of the Old Capitol Building attached. On the inside, in neat, Copperplate script is the message "May the / Christmas season / be filled with joys and the / New Year be rich in / Friendships"

Image of Girandole

Girandole -

This girandole is made of cast metal is attached to a rectangular white marble base. The cast brass image at the base of the girandole is a man and woman (William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway) in seventeenth century dress. The man has on knee breeches with stockings, a doublet and cape, and a fancy hat with feathers. He is wearing a goatee and has a sword belt on. He has his right hand on his hip and his left behind the woman. The woman is wearing a long dress with long sleeves. Her right hand is holding up the skirt to reveal a decorative underskirt. Her left hand is held up to her chest. Above them there are three branches that hold the candleholders. The center branch is higher than th

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Print - Taylor's Soldiers Barring the Legislature

Print - Taylor's Soldiers Barring the Legislature

This is a print based by the Heyback Bush Co. depicting a group of men standing outside Kentucky's Old State Capitol and Annex building following the assassination of Governor Goebel. The lower right corner of the print says, "Heyback Bush Co. Louisville Ky." The captions below the print says, "Taylor's soldiers barring the Legislature out of the State House the morning after Goebel was shot down by the assassin, his object being to prevent the Legislature from formally declaring Goebel the Governor before the hand of death was laid upon him. -From a snap shot by Wolf, Photographer, Frankfort." In the lower left corner, the is an oval-shaped union label.

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Desk

Desk -

This desk from the Kentucky House of Representatives is of Gothic Revival style. It is a rectangular shape with two drawers and a shelf below. It is a stained oak with a green leather top. The legs are a lyre-like shape with Gothic details. The maker's name "A.C. Cammack" is stamped in the interior bottom of both drawers.

Image of Lumber

Lumber -

This piece of roofing from the Old State Capitol is a tongue and groove board. It is roughly finished and has been cut to form a point at one end. The piece has two small sheets of copper nailed to it. On sheet is rectangular and the other is roughly square. The board has five cut nails partially driven into it. The nail nearest the point is larger than the other four.

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Girandole

Girandole -

This girandole is made of cast metal is attached to a rectangular white marble base. The cast brass image at the base of the girandole is a man and woman (William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway) in seventeenth century dress. The man has on knee breeches with stockings, a doublet and cape, and a fancy hat with feathers. He is wearing a goatee and has a sword belt on. He has his right hand on his hip and his left behind the woman. The woman is wearing a long dress with long sleeves. Her right hand is holding up the skirt to reveal a decorative underskirt. Her left hand is held up to her chest. Above them there are three branches that hold the candleholders. The center branch is higher than th

Image of Desk

Desk -

This desk from the Kentucky House of Representatives is of Gothic Revival style. It is a rectangular shape with two drawers and a shelf below. It is a stained oak with a green leather top. The legs are a lyre-like shape with Gothic details. The left hand drawer has a stamp of the maker's mark. The right hand drawer has the maker's mark as well as two signatures.

Image of Chair

Chair -

This is a Hitchcock-style fancy chair. It has black paint over a red primer grained to resemble rosewood. It has yellow pin-striping and a woven wicker seat. The seat is wider at the front than in the rear. The upright supports of the back have a thumb print design outlined in the yellow pin-striping. The back has a plain crest rail with a scroll profile on the backside. There is one intermediate slat in the middle of the back with the same graining and yellow pin-striping as the rest of the chair. There are two round stretchers on each side and one on the back. There is a flat bar stretcher on the front. There are turnings on the front legs below the seat and atop the straight foot of the c

Image of Silk, Tobacco

Silk, Tobacco -

This silk tobacco insert is pink colored with a print of Helen Coontz in red ink. "Factory No. 25, 2nd Dist. Va." is printed in red along the top. "OLD MILL CIGARETTES" is printed in red along the bottom.