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Empire Style Wardrobe
c 1845

A wardrobe was essential to hold clothing and other personal articles since it was not customary to have closets in homes in the mid-1800s.  Mr. Lincoln used this walnut wardrobe in his bedroom.  He sold it at the 1861 moving sale held shortly before leaving for Washington.

Wood. H 211, W 158, D 62.5 cm
Lincoln Home National Historic Site, LIHO 58