Easy chair, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family
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Upholstered Gentlemen's balloon-backed chair. Victorian Rococco style. Exposed walnut trim, medium stain. Chair back crest carved with two closed buds hanging upside-down, flanked by open roses, leaves and scrolls. Upholstered arm rests. Fabric is blue silk brocade with a raised, swirled floral pattern faded to a gold color. Back front has two horizontal rows of deep-buttoned tufting halfway up. A set with LIHO 1131. H 39 1/4" x W 21 3/4". Owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family. Dresser performed the wedding ceremony for Abraham and Mary Lincoln in November of 1842. In January 1844, he sold them his house on the corner of 8th and Jackson. 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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