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.
Gun handle re-glued.
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Sotheby's, New York, The Bill Blass Collection, October 21, 2003, sale 7928, lot 666;
Kahn Fine Antiques, Chatham, Massachusetts.
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.