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Object Name Chair, Side
Catalog Number 1985.9.12
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Walnut; fabric;brass
Dimensions H-33.875 W-17 D-18 inches
Description This is walnut side chair upholstered in a reproduction rose damask fabric. The back is a stylized square back with a floral medallion in the center. The splat is stylized with leaves and acanthus leaves. The front frame of the seat has a scalloped design. There is a shell design at the knee of the cabriole leg which is fluted. There is a scroll design at the feet. There is a beaded brass ring between the foot and the caster. There are casters on the front feet. The back legs are plain square legs with rounded edges. The seat frame in the back has a point over the back legs.
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