Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Noble & Cooley Bass Drum

Civil War Militia Bass Drum
Painted vignette with Patrotic Spreadwing Eagle clutching flag with unknows number of stars, (appears to be 20+ stars). Although the year 1812 is indicated thorough the peep hole, there is no maker's label. This drum was probably made in Granville Mass by Noble and Cooley C. 1860; replaced ropes and tension pulls; otherwise original. A very hard to find 24.25-inches tall x 33-inch diameter.
Price: $3,950

From website of Antique Associates of West Townsend, Inc.

Meacham Drum Sells for $475

American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Sale 2337 - Lot 897

Military Drum, Meacham and Company, Albany New York, probably third quarter 19th century, bentwood Civil War era drum with brass tack decoration and monograms "J.V.D.H.B.," red-painted rims, with rope and leather mounts, the interior with printed maker's label (probable old restring, bottom head replaced with wood), ht. 16 1/4, dia. 16 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600
Sold for $475 by Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers

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