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Object Name Chair
Catalog Number 1988.15.3
Maker Stevens, Thomas Marion
Date ca. 1858
Material(s) Walnut
Dimensions H-33.5 W-17 D-16 inches
Description This is a Victorian side chair. It is made of black walnut and has a woven circular cane seat. There are two turned stretchers in the front and on the sides. There is one stretcher in the back. The crest rail has a carved rose design. There are scrolled side braces/arms. The front legs are turned and the rear legs are cabriole-shaped.
Notes This chair was made by the donor's grandfather, Thomas Marion Stevens, born ca. 1833. Stevens settled with his wife, Missouri Yelton Stevens, in a log home on Plum Creek near Alexandria, KY. According to the donor, the chairs were used with the dining table (1988.15.6.) The donor stated in a letter that this chair is made of "magnificent Kentucky trees of long ago."
Collection Florence Sibert Collection
People Stevens, Thomas Marion
Subjects Chairs
Search Terms Furniture
Alexandria (Ky.)
Campbell County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS