EXCEPTIONAL CARVING OF LINCOLN
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 EXCEPTIONAL CARVING OF LINCOLN



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A RARE CARVING OF ABE LINCOLN, ATTRIBUTED TO ILLINOIS CARVER, FRANKLIN PIERCE RICHARDS (1852-1929). HE WAS AN INVENTORY AND FARMER LIVING NEAR ROCHESTER,IL. SEVERAL OF HIS WORKS ARE IN THE PERMANET COLLECTION OF THE ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM COLLECTION.THIS ONE WAS PURCHASED FROM AN ILLINOIS FAMILY, WHERE IT HAS BEEN FOR MANY YEARS.THEY SOLD IT A FEW YEARS AGO TO ME TO HELP WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS COLLEGE FUND.HIS WORK IS VERY SKILLED, LIFE-LIKE IN DETAIL AND SURFACE.NO REPAIRS OR TOUCHUPS. AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF AMERICAN HISTORY. 19" TALL.    

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