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Catalog Number 0985.11.00032
Description The candlestick is made of a French pearl glazed ceramic formed as a jacketed boy in a patriot's cap standing in front of a decoration of leaves and berries. Inscription: Stamped "LL 227". Within the socket was formerly a small piece of tapestry (0985.11.31).
Dimensions H-6 D-2.75 inches
Event Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
Provenance This candlestick was on Jefferson Davis's office table [presumably in the White House of the Confederacy] the morning that Richmond was taken by Union soldiers. In candle socket is a small piece of his window portiere (0985.11.31). The candlestick was the property of the donor's father, a doctor, and was given him by one of his patients.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Evacuation of Richmond, April 2-3, 1865
Executive Mansion
Federal occupation of Richmond, Virginia, 1865-1870
items captured by Union soldiers
items taken
items taken by Union soldiers
Occupation of Richmond
Richmond, Virginia
United States Army
White House of the Confederacy
Subjects Lighting