Monday, December 22, 2014

Rope Tension Base Drum

Rope Tension Base Drum, c. mid-19th century, red-painted hoops, calfskin heads, shell with tack pattern and ivory vent hole, maker's mark inside shell MANUFACTURED BY / WM. BOUCHER, Jr. / MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS / BALTIMORE, MD., ht. 18, wd. 25 in.  
Estimate $400-600
Drum is in good condition with some paint loss on hoops, rope and some leather tensioners are replacements. 
The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.
Price Realized $738


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