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Object Name TABLE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00042
Description The center pedestal table is made of oak and pine and has been black laquered. The rectangular top has a rounded edge and a single drawer. The drawer pulls are circular with raised circles within. The drawer has a center keyhole with a missing lockplate. The bottom stretcher has bun feet. A handwritten story of the table is pasted inside the drawer.
Material wood
Dimensions H-30.875 W-28.5 D-39.5 inches
Event imprisonment of Jefferson Davis at Fortress Monroe, Virginia, 1865-1867
Provenance The center table is said to have been used by Jefferson Davis while a imprisoned at Fortress Monroe. Specifically, it was used by him when we was confined in the casemate, and later when he was removed to Carroll Hall, from June 1865 to May 1867. It was used with a little stool (not donated). The furniture was sold "along with other condemned furniture by the Quarter-Master, and had been bought by a Lieutenant..." A handwritten story of the table is pasted inside the drawer.

Donated in memory of brothers Joseph Bryan, Randolph Bryan, and St. George Bryan.
People Davis, Jefferson
Search Terms Fortress Monroe
Subjects furniture