Lot 939
  • 939

(Lincoln, Abraham, sixteenth President)

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
Sold
4,688 USD
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Description

A bentwood hickory armchair, painted black, bow back crest leading to curved and bowed arms with D-shaped seat comprised of bundled set of branches supported on 4 twig legs, joined by rear and front stretchers; portion of lower bow back rail lacking proper right section (approx. 13 in.) between the front post and rear junction of arm, lacking proper right side diagonal cross brace, front seat rail probably lost,  upper bow renailed at junction of proper right post, front joint at seat of both posts resecured with bound copper wire (proper left repair among the earliest, probably 19th century), lower back rail and rear cross of arms at back of chair bound with wire, minor losses to bark throughout, overall wear to surface commensurate with age.
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