Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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.
Sold for $475 by Skinner Auctioneers & Appraisers
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