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Object Name Sofa
Catalog Number 1980.34.2
Date ca. 1844
Material(s) Mahogany; maple and/or oak;
Dimensions H-30 W-56 D-24 inches
Description This is an Empire love seat. It has mahogany veneer with shaped front and side rail. It has goldenrod upholstery and there are applied scroll brackets inside the front legs.
Notes According to family tradition, this sofa and its mate (1980.34.1) were used by Governor William Owsley (1782-1862) in the Governor's Mansion during his term from 1844 to 1848.
Collection Robert K. Johnston Collection
People Owsley, Willam
Subjects Sofas
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS