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    Dramatic Large, Early Abraham Lincoln Display Piece. Bearded bust of Lincoln is surrounded by a wreath of leaves. The imagery is created by an interesting combination of painted and needlepoint details applied to a loose-weave fabric base. We are uncertain whether the painted portions were created through a mechanical process, with the needlepoint then to be added by hand, or if they are hand-painted. In either case, the painting is quite well done. Lincoln's face and ear are painted, while his hear and beard, clothing, and the vine wreath are needlepoint. Condition is excellent, but for deterioration around the outer edge, where originally covered by a frame. It measures an impressive 24" x 28". The original gesso-over-wood frame will be included upon request but is not pictured. The frame is in good condition, but would benefit from minor retouching.

    We have not seen this item before, and find it hard to peg any precise dating. Certainly it is Victorian in feel, and dates to well before the turn of the century. We see no reason to think it could not be from the Civil War period, and the colorful image and lack of any black mourning accents would seem to support that assumption. At latest, we feel it might be from the Centennial era. In any case, a unique and attractive large Lincoln display item.


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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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