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Whatnot (Open Shelves)
c 1850

This 5-shelf whatnot was purchased by a neighbor at the sale held by the Lincolns prior to moving to Washington, DC in 1861.  It appears in a drawing of the Front Parlor published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper holding books, busts, small statues, and vases.

Wood. H 147.3, W 73.6, D 35.5 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 24