Saturday, May 31, 2008

Civil War Regimental Drum and Rare Case

Information from Cowan's Auction Website:
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium: $7,187.50
Auction: 2006, Firearms and Early Militaria Auction, Dec 7

234. CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL DRUM AND RARE CASE, with hand painted patriotic eagle bearing a shield on its breast clutching an olive twig in his right talon and three arrows in his left talon and a red furled banner in its beak with white lettering Reg U.S. Infantry. The figure is rendered on a blue background with arched stylized sunrays and clouds. Top and bottom head bands are painted red. Drum body decorated with brass tack patterned design. With original leather percussion braces (ears) attached to the original tension cords. Original label is completely missing from the interior. 16.5" height x 16.5" diameter. Encased in a rare, original black painted wooden case, divided into two halves that swing open to reveal the interior space. Three steel bands surround the case with brass bolts throughout. Interior lined with a woven cotton plaid. 19.5" height x 19.5" diameter. Snare drum head is in good condition with some soiling and patination. Batter drum head has 2" tear, else very good. Painted image retains ca 90% of original paint. A couple of the brass bolts are missing on the drum's case. The case retains ca. 80% black paint and is tattered at the joint.

Cowan's Auctions, Inc.
6270 Este Ave
Cincinnati, OH United States 45232

(EST $8000-$10000)
Provenance: Ex Pete and Jackie Kersten Collection
Price Realized: $7,187.50
Price includes buyer's premium.

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