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Rare Museum Quality Ca 1820 American Drum, Original Early Paint W. Eagle For Sale

Rare Museum Quality Ca 1820 American Drum, Original Early Paint W. Eagle

Rarely does a piece of Americana such as this become available … the last time in memory being the Guthman collection sale in 2006. … for here we have a ca 1820 American drum with its original rims, all bearing their original paint and eagle decoration. Indeed, fresh to the market from a local California estate, this drum has one advantage over any of this era of which we are aware – the background color is a deep BLUE. Although no longer retaining its skin and strapping, everything you see here is original, including the rims for binding the skins (with remnants of the skins still visible). As for dimensions, its appx. 15” high (with some variation depending on the positioning of the rims), 15 ½” wide. It’s also evident from the interior construction that the drum has not been cut down in any way. A few things of note now: First, picture 6 shows the wear to the rope holes, consistent with the drum’s age and use. Second, note the uneven, worn, edge of the upper rim … doubtlessly from being hit by the drumsticks. Third, notice the hand forged repair to the rim in picture 7, including the wear itself to the iron from the binding ropes, thus attesting to the fact that the repair was effected not long after the drum was made and possibly even on the field. So if there is an apology here, it is merely the uneven edge of the bottom rim, the consequence most likely to inattention over the decades to this piece. In any event, make no mistake that this is a marvelous and rare piece and a worthy addition to ANY collection of Americana, military or otherwise. In fact, while the term is too often used flippantly, the words “museum quality” surely applies here and it is unlikely that you will see a comparable piece being offered elsewhere anytime soon. Civil War era drums appear somewhat regularly, but how often do you see a drum decorated as this one for which there is a good chance it saw service in the War of 1812? Despite the evident value of this piece, its being offered here without reserve and with an absurdly low opening offer. However, UPS shipping with insurance will run $60. [There will be no international shipping with such a piece]

Note: Of the four drums at the Guthman sale with identical eagle decoration, one was noted as painted by Stephen Emory of Ridge New Hampshire. We do not know the basis of that attribution, but the reader is free to compare the drum offered here with lot 642 at that sale (as well as lots 638, 639 and 704) ... our guess is that they were all painted by the same hand. Incidentally, pictures 1 - 7 here are without a flash, 8 - 12 with a flash.


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