Loveseat, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
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Victorian Rococco style loveseat with exposed walnut trim. Horizontal oval medallion back, flared wing sides, padded arm rests. Carved crest has two upside-down rose buds flanked by open roses, leaves, and scrolls. Upholstery of rose silk brocade with raised floral pattern in same color. Backs of medallion and wings depp-button tufted with double rows of button half-way up. Front cabriole legs with no castors. H 34 1/2" x W 61 3/4". Owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family. Rev. Dresser performed the wedding ceremony for Abraham and Mary Lincoln in November of 1842. He sold them his house on the corner of 8th and Jackson in January of 1844. American Communities in History; Antebellum Society and the Civil War; How we learn about communities 16 History
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library|
|Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865|
Dresser, Rev. Charles
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