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Antique Folk Art Carving Bust of Abraham Lincoln

Exquisitely carved details and subtle polychromatic paint decoration

Circa 1900-1920: Measuring 9 ½” tall and 5” wide, this exquisitely rendered and beautifully painted one piece wooden bust of President Abraham Lincoln is a prime example of the patriotic folk art created around the celebration of our 16th President’s 100th birthday in 1909 when sparks of nationalistic pride ignited across the country. Lincoln’s bust was even unveiled on the penny that year, and other images of our first assassinated leader appeared on prints, advertisements, bookends, pottery, and a wide assortment of mass-produced goods. It follows, of course, that anonymous untrained American folk artists also paid tribute to Honest Abe with their one of a kind handmade objects. This highly detailed and precise carving depicts Mr. Lincoln in his later days. The lines on his forehead and his melancholy expression show the strain and toll the Civil War wrought on our President and, thus, our nation. It is rare to find a piece of this quality and complexity – note the carved hair, the bow tie, the wonderful facial features including finely done ears, and even a realistic four color paint scheme – in such fantastic condition. This handsome piece of museum quality antique American folk art has obviously been well cared for and came out of a very advanced Lincoln collection, and we are more than certain the new owner of this truly superlative bust will be elated with it.

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

Antique Abe Lincoln Carved Bust Patriotic Historical Americana Abe Abraham Memorialbila For Sale

 

Antique Abraham Lincoln Carved Bust
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