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Posters promoting Reflections: A Seventy-Six Series sponsored by the Kentucky Library and Museum in 1976. The series featured programs on American furniture, Signers of the Declaration, Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture, and Hepplewhite and Sheraton furniture. Also includes a biographical sketch of the presenter, Dr. C. Ray Franklin. 24 x 50 cm.

Image of 1978.23.3 - Queen Anne Highboy

1978.23.3 - Queen Anne Highboy

Queen Anne scroll top highboy. Constructed from figured, tiger stripe maple, it has a twisted flame finial, a shell motif carved in the middle drawer directly under the bonnet top, and a matching shell in the middle drawer directly above the skirt. The slender cabriole legs each end in pad feet, also called Dutch or club feet, and have a shoe or disc on the bottom. The bail handles are original as are the keyhole escutcheons but the finials on either side of the central finial on top and the drops on the skirt are missing. The highboy was likely made in Massachusetts.

Image of 1978.23.8 - table

1978.23.8 - table

Chippendale tea table made in the Philadelphia style. Mahogany table is made with a top that tilts up, a scalloped or pie crust edge, and a bird cage movement on the underside that allows the top to rotate. The table also has a ring and fluted columnar-turned pedestal with foliate compressed ball above a foliate-carved collar over a tripartite base on cabriole legs. There are acanthus leaf carvings on the knees of the legs which terminate in ball and claw feet.