Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Civil War Contract Eagle Drum by Vogt


Heritage Auction, Lot 52024, Dec. 7, 2013 Auction, Dallas, Texas:

Civil War U.S. Regulation Eagle Snare Drum 16 1/2" diameter, 15 1/2" high including hoops. The drum retains about 95% of the original painted decoration with losses to the edges only, absolutely untouched with wonderful mellow age patina. Brass tack design around the air hole perfect. Retains the original interior paper label from "Ernest Vogt / Manufacturer of / Drums, Banjos, Tamborines / No 225 Beaver Street / Philadelphia / Contract Dec 29 1864". Both heads, ropes and leather tightners are correct restorations. A beautiful example of a regulation Civil War drum. Estimate: $4,500 - up. Source: http://historical.ha.com/c/item.zx?saleNo=6107&lotNo=52024




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