IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PIECED AND EMBROIDERED SILK AND VELVET TAPESTRY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PIECED AND EMBROIDERED SILK AND VELVET TAPESTRY, LATE 19TH CENTURY
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IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PIECED AND EMBROIDERED SILK AND VELVET TAPESTRY, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PIECED AND EMBROIDERED SILK AND VELVET TAPESTRY, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

IMPORTANT GEORGE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL PIECED AND EMBROIDERED SILK AND VELVET TAPESTRY, LATE 19TH CENTURY


inscribed GEORGE WASHINGTON 1789 L.P. NORTON 1889 A HARRISON 1889


Height 59 by Width 88 in.

Condition Report

very fine overall condition. Now mounted.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Giampietro American Folk Art, New Haven, Connecticut.

Catalogue Note

Republicans Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Norton are shown here flanking George Washington. The two politicians campaigned for protective tariffs and defeated the incumbent Grover Cleveland in the presidential campaign of 1888. They lost the popular vote by 90,000 ballots but won the heavily populated industrial states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Illinois to carry the Electoral College 233 to 168. Harrison was called the Centennial President because his inauguration the following year coincided with the anniversary of George Washington’s first inauguration in 1789.

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