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Object Name Tieback, Curtain
Catalog Number 0985.13.00609, a-e
Description The set of six curtain tiebacks are cords filled with cotton and covered with a green and blue silk thread. Tassels are made of the same filler with wooden balls and rings, covered in green and gold silk thread. Height varies between the lengths of the tassels: 10" to 14".
Dimensions L-14 inches
Owned Blair family
Provenance Mr. Hugh Blair purchased the curtain tiebacks along with the green and gold silk brocatelle curtains at the 1870 Auction of the Davis Mansion household goods. The Blair family altered the tiebacks for their own use.

[Reproduction tassels are known as the "White House of the Confederacy" and are used in the Dining Room.]
People Davis, Jefferson
Davis family
Blair, Hugh
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
1870 Auction
Subjects auctions