Drummers were considered an essential part of the American Civil War. Beyond regulating the marching of soldiers, drums worked as communication devices in camps and on battlefields. Each drum call was assigned a specific task. Army men were mandated to learn these drum calls to aid non-verbal communication during the war. A painted Civil War drum with the seal of North Carolina is available in the upcoming auction of Jerry and Cathy Mueller’s 19th-century Americana collection. The outdoor, country-style live event is presented by Dirk Soulis Auctions.
The sale will feature a tobacconist figure from the 1880s. Attributed to master carver Samuel Robb, the unsigned statue features a Native American figure with a red dress, a yellow blanket, and tobacco leaves in hand. Other lots include weathervanes, painted furniture, accessories, gameboards, old figural windmill weights, barber poles, and more. Visit Bidsquare to view the entire catalog or register to bid.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (2), Decorative Arts (86), Furniture (65), Couture & Textiles (6), Collectibles (90)
# of Lots:258
Price Range:$40 - $12,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Painted Civil War Drum With Seal Of North Carolina|| Estimate: |
|A 19th C. Tobacconist Figure Attributed Samuel Robb|| Estimate: |
|A Rare And Important Painted Pie Safe With Lincoln Tins|| Estimate: |
|A Model 1808 Musket Soldier Inscribed Samuel Merrill|| Estimate: |
|A Fiske 19th C. Running Horse And Jockey Weather Vane|| Estimate: |