January 17, 2013
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation will host a De-accessioned Furniture Auction at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hunt-Morgan House, 201 North Mill Street. Proceeds will benefit ongoing and upcoming projects at the house.
Most items originally were bought to fill spaces or were removed from the house as the museum developed. Pieces include eight mahogany Hepplewhite dining chairs, a three-panel Greek Revival mantel (circa 1840-1850), a four-poster Victorian bed with pineapple carvings, a mahogany, Sheraton-style sofa (top photo), and a Kentucky cabinet with glass doors (bottom photo).
The public may preview the items from noon to 4 p.m. Monday at the Hunt-Morgan House. Photos of the furniture may bee seen at Bluegrasstrust.org.