• 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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  • Shadow box from Antebellum Springfield, IL

    Shadow box containing human hair wreath. Hair is braided and made into three branch wreath w/bows and flowers and cones. Frame has flowers applied at compass points, molded using paper ache in part. B…

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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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  • Fob, Antebellum jewelry

    carved in shape of a long hoof. Bottom of gold with initials "GFHL" in circle, attatched to small braided hair loop. L 1 3/8". Carved ivory pendant or charm An example of the use of human hair in jewe…

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  • Bracelet, Antebellum jewelry

    and engraved brass catches on either side of stone. Crocheted band has two open bands with double crocheted band in the middle. L 6 3/4" x W 3/4". stone is a square piece of glass over a black materia…

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  • Chest of drawers, used in the home of Abraham Lincoln

    Empire classical-style bureau. Overhanging top drawer supported by two smooth columns, three drawers underneath. Top plain, back legs have bun feet. Large knobs. Large wooden sides have panel effect.…

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  • Framed print of barnyard scene

    Herring, J.F

    Interior scene of a barn with animals (horses, pigs, goat, rabbits, ducks, cat, rooster, pigeons, goose) and man and woman. Horses stand to right of scene. Black horse is covered with a blanket that a…

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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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  • Child's chair, owned by Abraham Lincoln, used by his fourth son, Thomas (Tad)

    Low small Empire-style caned seat side chair. Modified shield-shaped seat, two back splats w/outlined carved, bowed back legs. Slightly cyma curved front legs, front stretcher curved and flat, two rou…

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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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  • Rocking chair, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    Small black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair. Very low arms from front seat rail at seat height, running back rising to little knobs at elbow height. Bottom rim on front seat rail. Front legs modif…

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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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  • Dinner Plate, belonging to the Lincoln Family

    China dinner plate. In center is hand-painted small floral bouquet. On rim, at horizontal compass points is red flower sprigg. Diam. 9 1/2". Traditionally held to have belonged to the Lincoln family.…

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  • Rocking chair, belonged to Pickarel family (friends of Abraham Lincoln)

    Black horsehair-upholstered rocking chair with partially upholstered arms. Back curved, ending in slight scroll. Arms curve around to front and back, up to underside of arms, with fleur de lis and cur…

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  • Framed print of Martha Washington

    remnants of scallop molding on rim. Contains picture of Martha Washington wearing dark dress with white lace collar, cuffs and cap. She is seated at a table and holds a book. L 18" x W 16". Wood and p…

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  • Framed print of hunting prize (waterfowl)

    Tait, A.F

    Hand-colored etching of dead waterfowl, a wood duck and a small green-winged teal, hanging upside-down. Plain oval frame w/raised middle rim. L 21" x W 18". Hunting and hunting prizes were used as sub…

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  • Candelabrum, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

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

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  • Bust of William Shakespeare

    White Parian ware bust of Shakespeare. Turned pedestal, bust from chest up, has cloak draped around himself, shirt ties into bow wtih tassels, short hair, beard, moustache. Inscribed into china "J& TB…

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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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  • Candelabrum, belonging to Abraham Lincoln

    Single-stick girandole candelabra, with marble base, turned bronze pedestal support, branched stem. cast-bronze priece with flowers and pair of turtle dove designs. Pedestal has remnants of burnished…

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