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Object Name Table, Center
Catalog Number 0985.08.00005
Description The center table is made of rosewood and has a marble top. It has fluted legs and rails, as well as scrolled, acanthus feet. A carved setter dog occupies the central sold stretcher. The width of the marble is fractured. The table matches a set made up of a sofa (0985.8.3) and two side chairs (0985.8.4-.4a).
Dimensions H-28 W-39 D-19 inches
Owned T. T. Brookes
Provenance The table was "used by the Jefferson Davis family while in residence in the Executive Mansion in Richmond during the Civil War. Samuel B. Paul recounts the following incident of the set's history, 'It was on this sofa (0985.8.3) I sat with President Davis in a conference to which I was sent by Generals Johnson and Beauregard some ten days after the Battle of Bull Run, and I recall Mr. Davis leaning with his left arm on the little center table while talking to General Preston in an interval of that conference. T. T. Brookes of Petersburg, Virginia purchased the table at the 1870 Auction. Brookes turned it over to Z. W. Pickerell, who turned it over to his brother-in-law Samuel B. Paul ten years later. In 1908, Paul gave it to the donor, Miss Sullivan.
People Davis, Jefferson
Brookes, T. T.
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
1870 Auction
Subjects auctions