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    [Abraham Lincoln] A Chair Used in the Lincoln & Herndon Law Offices in Springfield, Illinois. A country side chair with woven split ash seat, original paint and stenciling. This chair was owned by Herbert Wells Fay, long-time custodian of Abraham Lincoln's tomb, and was displayed there for many years until Fay's death in 1949. It seems to have been one of his treasured pieces, for it is often featured in published interviews, articles and publicity items discussing his collection. Captivating in its homemade simplicity; some bits of the split ash weaving are gone, but all things considered, in very fine condition.

    Provenance:
    H.W. Fay collection, sold by Riba-Mobley auctions, South Glastonbury, Conn., 26 October 1985, lot 165.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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