The Table

by Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

UNCLE TOM’S CABIN TABLE

Empire-style mahogany drop-leaf table,
c. 1805 

Provenance: owned by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Location: on permanent display in Calvin’s study

The only item of furniture Stowe received from her father Lyman Beecher, c. 1830. HBS used this table to write the beginning chapters of her best-selling novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Conservation needs: repair veneer deterioration and scratching; cleaning and polishing.

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