VERY FINE AMERICAN CARVED ROSEWOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR TROPHY FRAME, CIRCA 1876
VERY FINE AMERICAN CARVED ROSEWOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR TROPHY FRAME, CIRCA 1876
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VERY FINE AMERICAN CARVED ROSEWOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR TROPHY FRAME, CIRCA 1876

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

VERY FINE AMERICAN CARVED ROSEWOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR TROPHY FRAME, CIRCA 1876

Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,875USD

Lot Details

Description

VERY FINE AMERICAN CARVED ROSEWOOD REVOLUTIONARY WAR TROPHY FRAME, CIRCA 1876


adorned with dragoon helmets, bugles, drums, shields, anchors and cannon; crested with an American eagle and shield.


Height 27 in. by Width 23 in.

Condition Report

Gun handle re-glued.

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Cataloguing

Provenance

Sotheby's, New York, The Bill Blass Collection, October 21, 2003, sale 7928, lot 666;

Kahn Fine Antiques, Chatham, Massachusetts.

Catalogue Note

Ornately decorated with carved patriotic and Revolutionary War symbols such as weapons, military accouterments, flags, banners, and an American eagle and serpent, this is one of the most elaborately carved centennial folk art frames known. It was likely created for the 1876 centennial when celebratory events occurred across the nation.

Sculptural Fantasy: The Important American Folk Art Collection of Stephen and Petra Levin
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