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This Rococo-style oak table once belonged to Thomas Carney, the second governor of Kansas. The table features a vinyl writing surface (not original) and cabriole legs with carved dragons. Born in Ohio, Carney came to Leavenworth, Kansas, in the 1850s and established a successful business. He was elected Governor in 1863 and served until 1865. Effie Hiatt Van Tuyl, another Leavenworth resident, later acquired the table and gave it to the Shawnee Mission State Historic Site in Fairway, Kansas. Mitchell & Rammelsberg, a furniture company in Cincinnati, Ohio, manufactured the table.
Creator: Mitchell & Rammelsberg
Date: between 1850 and 1859
Item Number: 225234
KSHS Identifier: 1985.548.1
Collections - Museum
Date - 1854-1860
Government and Politics - State Government - Governors - Carney, Thomas
Objects and Artifacts - Furnishings - Furniture - Table
People - Notable Kansans - Carney, Thomas
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Places - Other States - Ohio
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts