Gigi Lacer

Everyone knows about Henry Clay of Lexington, the House speaker, senator and four-time presidential candidate who was one of the most prominent American politicians of the 19th century. But few people know that Clay’s brother, Porter, was an accomplished furniture maker in Lexington. This circa 1800 games table is from a private collection featured in the new book, “Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860” by Genevieve Baird Lacer and Libby Turner Howard with photography by Bill Roughen. Photo by Bill Roughen



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