• Blanket Chest, associated with Abraham Lincoln

    Medium sized blanket chest on legs. Bun and peg feet, turned legs. Bottom section of chest contains one drawer with two mushroom knobs. Lid of chest is rounded, black paint outlining on chest, top che…

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  • Rocking chair, owned and used by Mary Todd Lincoln

    caned seat curved, rectangular, slightly sloping toward back. Front seat rail rounded, back and front legs bowed, rockers attached with pegs to side of legs rather than bottom. H 36" x W 17 1/2" x D 1…

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  • Pottery sherd

    unknown

    Sherd: ceramic, Mississippian; Brigham Collection.

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  • Candelabra, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, three-branched stem. Cast-bronze piece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burni…

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  • Loveseat, owned by Rev. Charles Dresser, a friend of the Lincoln family

    Victorian Rococco style loveseat with exposed walnut trim. Horizontal oval medallion back, flared wing sides, padded arm rests. Carved crest has two upside-down rose buds flanked by open roses, leaves…

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  • Easy chair, typical during mid-19th century

    Large ballon-back upholstered easy chair or armchair. Front legs on casters, leg and arm finger-carved, knee and back also finger-carved. Top of arm upholstered, back seat and arms upholstered in blac…

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  • Pews

    This set of pews came from the Methodist Church in Raritan, Illinois. It is located in the Henderson County Historical Society Museum, Raritan, Illinois.

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  • Rocking chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Low rocking chair, pierced-splat back. Two small flowers on top rails, side rails curve around to middle of seat. Seat modified shield shape, back leg bowed to rocker, front legs slightly curved, seat…

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  • Hat rack, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Gothic arch open hat rack. Pointed at top arch, and in middle mirror. Seven hooks, bottom shelf has tin umbrella tray. Two slightly turned posts, one slightly turned rail across front, four slightly t…

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  • Relish dish, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    Oval pressed ornate glass dish. Hobnail pattern on bottom. Clear bottom side part, flares to hobnail, top side has scalloped edge. L 8 1/2" x W 5 3/4". Traditionally held to have belonged to Mary Todd…

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  • Artworks by Jean Helion

    Helion, Jean

    Handwritten on verso, "Jean Helion works ca. 1944-1945" Special collections employee.

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  • Wall decoration

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    Wall decoration: shaped like boot, stuffed with wood chips, front of green velvet, heavily ornamented with amber and brown glass beads, and gold colored sequins. Back of brown glazed cotton. Small poc…

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  • Commode, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln

    Mahogany chamber pot/ box with hinged lid. Round piece with two finger-grip holes, removable, fits into removable rectangle with circle cut-out. This fits on top of rectangular box with side cut-outs…

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  • Trade metal fragment

    unknown

    Metal fragment: trade kettle fragment, lug base? Found at Kickapoo village/stockade.

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  • Dry sink from Early Victorian Springfield, IL

    Zinc-lined dry sink washstand. Bracket feet, bottom divided into panelled cupboard and two drawers, one false, one real, and side-by-side on top of cubboard. Interior has one section deeper than other…

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  • Cake Stand, belonging to Mary Todd Lincoln

    Glass cake plate on stand, pedestal base, turned stem, fluted column effect at top of stem. Plate has rim side, base is hollow, but stem is solid. H 8", Diam. 11". Belonged to Mary Todd Lincoln during…

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  • Pottery sherd

    unknown

    Sherd: ceramic, incised sherd, Mississippian; Brigham Collection.

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  • Pier table, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Empire-style marble topped table. Scroll-top legs and lower shelf, terminating in scroll feet and white porcelain casters. Front legs are canted at 45 degree angle, back legs parallel to wall. White m…

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  • Dining chair, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Empire-style gondola chair. Side stiles and crest rail are joined to appear as one sweeping piece, bottom edge of crest rail cut out to form scrolls. Splat is vase-shaped - no shoe where joined to sea…

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  • Cradle, used by Lincoln family

    Large cradle of black walnut on rockers. Sides have turned dowels, ends are solid with curved top. Slats hold mattress. H 31 1/2" x W 29 1/2" x L 48 3/8". History of cradle from an 1896 inventory of t…

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