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Object Name Sofa
Catalog Number 1939.165.1
Date ca. 1850
Material(s) Wood; horsehair
Dimensions H-37 W-70 D-25.25 inches
Description This is a mahogany empire sofa. It is poplar with a mahogany veneer. It has a curved crestrail with a openwork design. The sofa is upholstered with horsehair and the back is tufted. The front of the sofa is serpentine and is faced with carved mahogany veneer. There are scrolled arms with a leaf applique.

Notes This pair of sofas was present in Old Capitol when the building was transferred to the Kentucky Historical Society in the 1920s. The donation was formally given by the Judges of the Court of Appeals.
Collection Kentucky Court of Appeals Collection
Event American Civil War
Subjects Furnishings
Search Terms furniture
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS