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Object Name Chair, Side
Catalog Number 1985.9.8
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Walnut/Fabric/Brass
Dimensions H-33.875 W-17 D-18 inches
Description This Rococo Revival side chair is part of a fourteen piece parlor set. The crest has an open and a closed rose and upward curved waves. The pierced splat has a solid piece at center with a pentagon shape. The apron is decorated with a flower at front. The same flower is repeated on the top of the front legs which are a cabriole style. The rear legs are plain. The seat is upholstered in rose damask. The bottom is covered in black cotton fabric.
Notes Mrs. Rosa B. Covington inherited this piece, which is part of a 14 piece parlour set, from Margaretta Mason Brown Barret, the granddaughter of Senator John Brown and Margaretta Mason Brown and the daughter of Mason Brown and Mary Yoder Brown who inherited Liberty Hall from John Brown. The set was used in Liberty Hall, supposedly purchased originally in New Orleans by the Brown family.
Collection Mrs. R. Wells Covington Collection
People Brown, Mason
Brown, Mary Yoder
Barret, Margaretta Mason Brown
Subjects Chairs
Search Terms furniture
Frankfort (Ky.)
Franklin County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS