Mahogany Stool

Title

Mahogany Stool

Subject

White House (Washington, D.C.) — furniture

Description

This footstool and a tester bed were bequeathed to CHS by Miss Elizabeth Dixon Welling. These items purchased in April-May 1865 from Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln just prior to her departing the White House.

The upholstered portion looks quite new with no visible wear and depicts a light and dark blue floral pattern with a single flower repeated on a white backing.

Creator

Provenance confirmed by Mrs. Elizabeth L C. Dixon (1819-1871)

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Files

StoolUsedToStepIntoMTLincolnBed2.jpg
StoolUsedToStepIntoMTLincolnBed.jpg

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Date Added
February 17, 2020
Collection
OBJECTS
Item Type
Object
Citation
Provenance confirmed by Mrs. Elizabeth L C. Dixon (1819-1871), “Mahogany Stool,” E - A r c h i V e s , accessed March 7, 2021, https://citizenarchivist.omeka.net/items/show/628.