1860s British Soldier-Made Quilt Featured in 3-Day Winter Enchantment Sale by Thomaston Place Auction GalleriesFeb 25, 2022 11:00 EST
Highlighted in the upcoming Thomaston Place Auction Galleries multi-day sale is an 1860s British soldier-made quilt. This U.S. Civil War-era quilt was constructed with Melton wool, possibly from soldiers’ uniforms. Featured at the center are the American flag and the British flag. The words “In God We Trust” are found above and below the flags with the UK and US patriotic shields at the sides.
Also offered is a mid-19th-century oak desk. The desk is thought to be made from the wood of the British ship Minden. Francis Scott Key was a prisoner on the ship when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The desk, with its original old dark stain, measures 37.5 inches high, 23 inches deep, and 24 inches across. The first day of bidding particularly features several works by American folk artist Bill Traylor and an assortment of New England portraits. The second day includes seascapes by Friedrich Nerly II, James Edward Buttersworth, and Robert Swain Gifford. View these items and register to bid by visiting Bidsquare.
# of Lots:348
Price Range:$75 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Incredible 1860's British Soldier-made Quilt Of Felt Intarsia, Featuring British And American Patriotic Symbols|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Display Table From The Chicago World's Fair 1933-1934 Aka Century Of Progress Exposition|| Estimate: |
|Historic Sea Captain's Davenport Desk|| Estimate: |
|Rare Signed 1820 Theorem|| Estimate: |
|Early Painted Daybed|| Estimate: |
|Circa 1900 American Child's Play Wagon In Sky Blue Paint|| Estimate: |