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Object Name BOOKCASE
Catalog Number 1980.016
Description This mahogany and veneer, four piece unit has base on bracket feet with breakfront center and molded plain drawer fronts. There are two single glass door shelf units that flank a central double glass door shelf unit. The glass is arched at the top of all three units and squared off at the bottom. The bookcase has molded cornice lines and an arrowhead point repeat carving in a line on all panels.
Dimensions H-7.792 W-8.083 D-1.25 feet
Owned Reverend Dr. Woodbridge
Made for Jefferson Davis
Provenance This bookcase was given by the family of Reverend Woodbridge to the Virginia Historical Society. "This bookcase was made for Jefferson Davis but never taken to his house and later bought by the Reverend Dr. Woodbridge." This inscription is quoted from the silver plaque attached to the right bookcase.

Rev. Dr. George Woodbridge was the rector of Monumental Church in Richmond, Virginia, during the war. He escorted Flora Cooke Stuart back to Richmond in May 1864 to be with her mortally wounded husband, Jeb Stuart.
People Davis, Jefferson
Woodbridge, George, Rev.
Subjects Furniture
Bookcases