Own the Chair of Destiny

The chair used by Mathew Brady for his portraits of Lincoln, Grant, Mark Twain and others is coming up for auction. After 11 months in Europe on a falling Canadian dollar, this chair is a little beyond my budget, but man – what a conversation piece the winning bidder will have!

She said: ‘There is perhaps no other single object that connects with so many important people, all prominent figures in 19th-century American history.’It is not only an important survivor from a significant official American commission, but, and most importantly, is the physical support for portrait photographs of the most prominent figures in nineteenth-century American history.’┬áThe chair will be sold at Bonhams auction house in New York on October 26.

Source: Abraham Lincoln gifted photographer Mathew Brady a wooden chair now on sale | Daily Mail Online

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