Side table
Henry Stallings, Falling Springs, St. Clair County, Illinois
walnut, 1820-1830
Illinois State Museum collection

Henry Stallings made this table from a fallen tree on his father, Abraham's, farm. Henry used a pattern for a popular Empire or Classical Revival style pattern, the lyre or harp. For more information about this style, see information about the Classical Revival Piano in the Matter of Style module.

Abraham Stallings and his wife Mary Catherine Judy were early settlers of Illinois and St. Clair County. They had 8 children, including two sets of twins.

Henry Stallings, Sr. was born in 1800 in St. Clair, Illinois. He married Rosanna Emmert in 1823. They had 13 children. Henry bought a total of 788 acres at $1.25 per acre, mostly in 80-acre parcels, from the newly surveyed public land in Madison County from 1827 to 1837.