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Object Name GOBLET
Catalog Number 0985.07.00171h
Date c. 1855
Description Goblet: One of a set of eight (8) matching goblets; each is made of red flashed glass with a floral band around the rim, fluted stem and a plain round foot.
Dimensions H-5.75 inches
Owned Varina Banks Howell Davis; Edward V. Breeden
Provenance Varina Howell Davis had placed the decanter (0985.7.170) and eight goblets for sale (probably on consignment) in a Richmond store prior to the fall Richmond. Glassware of this description was advertised for sale in the March 24, 1865 Richmond Whig. Mr. Edward Breeden purchased the decanter and goblets at the store, and sent the money directly to Mrs. Davis -- but kept the glassware.

"Mrs. Jefferson Davis sent to a store in Richmond on 14th St. some of her household articles late in the winter of 1865 to be sold. My husband, Edward Breeden, bought the decanter and goblets with other things, and sent the money for them directly to Mrs. Davis at the Executive Mansion." (donor statement)
People Davis, Varina Banks Howell [Mrs. Jefferson]
Howell, Varina Banks
Breeden, Edward V.
Search Terms Confederate Executive Mansion
Confederate White House
Executive Mansion
White House of the Confederacy
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Sales, Secondhand