• Creator
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site (Springfield, Ill.)
  • Created Date
  • 10/16/02
  • Description
  • Rococo-revival style (ornately carved furniture popular in the mid 1800s) upholstered sofa that belonged to the Abraham Lincoln family. Sofa is covered in black horsehair (modern but based on original material). The wood frame is made from mahogany. It is 82 1/2" long, 38 1/4" tall, and 20" deep. The sofa was used by the Abraham Lincoln family in their most formal room - the parlor. The sofa appears in an 1860 drawing published in "Frank Lesli... more
    Rococo-revival style (ornately carved furniture popular in the mid 1800s) upholstered sofa that belonged to the Abraham Lincoln family. Sofa is covered in black horsehair (modern but based on original material). The wood frame is made from mahogany. It is 82 1/2" long, 38 1/4" tall, and 20" deep. The sofa was used by the Abraham Lincoln family in their most formal room - the parlor. The sofa appears in an 1860 drawing published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper" as part of a story on the Republican candidate for President. American communities in history; Choosing the Lincoln Statue; How we learn about communities. 16 History. less
  • Format
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