Jeff Bridgman Antique Flags
New Listings
Antique Flags


32 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, REPRESENTING MINNESOTA STATEHOOD, 1858-59, IN A STYLE KNOWN TO HAVE SEEN MILITARY SERVICE DURING THE FORTHCOMING CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND BEARING THE SIGNATURE OF A SOLDIER WHO FOUGHT WITH THE 15TH MICHIGAN INFANTRY, POSSIBLY MADE BY THE ANNIN COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY



13 HAND-SEWN STARS IN A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL ROWS, ON A LARGE SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A STENCILED SIGNATURE ALONG THE HOIST THAT READS "GEO L. WRIGHT. BOYLSTON. MA.", PROBABLY MADE FOR THE 100-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE IN 1876, OR PERHAPS FOR THE CENTENNIAL OF THE FOUNDING OF THE TOWN IN 1886



15 STARS AND 15 STRIPES, A COPY OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER, THE FAMOUS FLAG ON WHICH FRANCIS SCOTT KEY GAZED IN BALTIMORE HARBOR WHILE WRITING THE WORDS TO THE SONG OF THE SAME NAME; THIS EXAMPLE MADE BY ANNIN & COMPANY IN NEW YORK CITY, CA 1912-15:



46 STARS ON A COTTON FLAG WITH AN UNUSUAL LINEAL PATTERN OF STARS IN 7 ROWS, PROBABLY OF HOMEMADE ORIGIN, WITH BEAUTIFUL WEAR AND PRESENTATION, OKLAHOMA STATEHOOD, 1907-1912



36 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, IN AN ESPECIALLY LARGE SCALE AND WITH BOLD COLOR, 1864-67, NEVADA STATEHOOD



13 HAND-SEWN STARS ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE 1876 ERA, PROBABLY A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN



UNUSUAL ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH 38 STARS ON A PAINT-PRINTED CANTON, ADJOINED TO 13 PIECED-AND-SEWN STRIPES, 1876-1889, COLORADO STATEHOOD



38 STAR, SILK FLAG WITH 12 STRIPES AND THREE DIFFERENT STYLES OF HAND-EMBROIDERED STARS, ARRANGED TO REFLECT THE NUMBER OF NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN SUPPORTING STATES DURING THE CIVIL WAR, AND RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST RARE STAR CONFIGURATIONS EXTANT AMONG SURVIVING EXAMPLES, COLORADO STATEHOOD, 1876-1889



45 UPSIDE-DOWN STARS, 1896-1908, UTAH STATEHOOD, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA



42 STARS IN A WAVE CONFIGURATION OF LINEAL COLUMNS, NEVER AN OFFICIAL STAR COUNT, 1889-1890, WASHINGTON STATEHOOD

Antique Furniture


SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING, CA 1850-1880



MAGIFICENT BLACK FOREST ANTLER GUN CABINET, LATE 19TH CENTURY



UNUSUAL DEACONS BENCH / BUCKET BENCH IN DRY SALMON RED PAINT, PROBABLY OF NEW ENGLAND ORIGIN, CA 1830-50



MID-19TH CENTURY, PLANK SEAT, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH A RARE AND DESIREABLE BLUE GROUND, PENNSYLVANIA ORIGIN, 1845-1865:



SET OF 6, GREEN, PLANK-SEATED, SPINDLE-BACK, PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS, CA 1845-70



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE WITH BOLD, CHROME YELLOW PINSTRIPING AND FLORAL DECORATION, 1845-1865



CHROME YELLOW, PAINT-DECORATED SETTEE IN AN UNUSUAL TRIPLE-BACK-SLAT DESIGN WITH BOLD, SHIELD-SHAPED SPINDLES, CA 1820-30



YORK COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH RED AND BLACK STYLIZED DECORATION ON BLACK FEET, ca 1835



PAINT-DECORATED 6-BOARD BLANKET CHEST WITH AN ADIRONDACK SENSIBILITY, ON BOOTJACK FEET, POSSIBLY NEW YORK STATE, CA 1810-1840



OVERSIZED & WHIMSICAL, PAINT-DECORATED, PENNSYLVANIA SETTEE, CA 1865-1870, MADE BY WILLIAM F. SNYDER, MIFFLINTOWN CHAIR WORKS

Folk Art


PLAQUE WITH A PORTRAIT BUST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, NEW YORK TERRACOTTA CO., 1887, MADE IN ANTICIPATION OF THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 1889 INAUGURATION



PAINTED CHECKERBOARD WITH MASONIC DECORATION, CA 1830-50



AMERICAN CHECKER BOARD WITH GREAT POLYCHROME PAINTED SURFACE IN BRILLIANT LIPSTICK RED AND BLACK, CA 1870-1880



RED, WHITE & BLUE DARTBOARD PATERSON, NJ, WWII ERA



THE HORSE GEORGE M. PATCHEN WITH A SULKEY AND DRIVER, ONE OF THE LARGEST AND MOST IMPRESSIVE AMONG THIS FORM OF WEATHERVANE, UNIDENTIFIED MAKER, ca 1860-1890's



ALL HONOR TO THE BOYS IN BLUE: PAINT-DECORATED AMERICAN SIGN, 1866-1880



EAGLE FLAG POLE FINIAL WITH GREAT FORM AND SURFACE, 1910-1930



WATERCOLOR PAINTING OF THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES, CA 1820-1850



AMERICAN FEDERAL PERIOD CAST IRON EAGLE WITH OUTSTANDING FORM AND SURFACE, PHILADELPHIA, CA 1813



REMARKABLE PATRIOTIC SCHOOLCHILD WATERCOLOR BY MORRIS TWITCHELL, ILLUSTRATING THE ORIGINAL 13 COLONIES PLUS VERMONT AS CONJOINED RINGS, 1791-1792

Sold Antiques


PRANCING HORSE WEATHERVANE, ATTRIBUTED TO JEWEL & CO. WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS, CA 1860



“WOMEN ARE TRUMPS!”: A SUFFRAGETTE CARD GAME, MADE IN PHILADELPHIA, ca 1915



EXCEPTIONAL HORSE AND HOOP WEATHERVANE WITH EXCELLENT EARLY SURFACE, MADE BY J.W. FISKE IN NEW YORK CITY, ca 1875-1890's



AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD WITH TERRIFIC DESIGN AND BEAUTIFUL, POLYCHROME-PAINTED SURFACE IN RED, GREEN, AND BLUE, CA 1870-1880



NARROW BLUE PAINTED PIE SAFE ON TALL LEGS, PROBABLY UPSTATE NEW YORK OR PENNSYLVANIA, ca 1870-1880's



WILLIAM McKINLEY & THEODORE ROOSEVELT POLITICAL CAMPAIGN POSTER, MADE IN CHICAGO, 1900



EARLY YARD GOODS TEXTILE MEMORIALIZING GEORGE WASHINGTON, CIRCA 1824-1830



RED & WHITE COVERLET, MADE FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPOSITION IN PHILADELPHIA, FEATURING MEMORIAL HALL ART MUSEUM



LARGE BAND OR PANTRY BOX WITH HAND-PAINTED FEDERAL EAGLE, CA 1810-1830



PATRIOTIC TOY DRUM WITH OVAL SHIELDS AND AMERICAN FLAGS, SIGNED "CONVERSE," WINCHENDON, MASSACHUSETTS, CA 1890-1900

Sold Flags


45 STARS ON A SMALL SCALE FLAG OF THE PERIOD AMONG THOSE WITH PIECED-AND-SEWN CONSTRUCTION, 1896-1908, SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR ERA, UTAH STATEHOOD



34 STARS WITH SCATTERED ORIENTATION ON A RARE, LARGE SCALE, CIVIL WAR PERIOD PARADE FLAG WITH ENDEARING WEAR FROM OBVIOUS EXTENDED USE, KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-63



13 LARGE AND STRIKINGLY VISUAL STARS ON A U.S. NAVY SMALL BOAT ENSIGN, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN, CA 1884-87



13 HUGE STARS, HAPHAZARDLY CONFIGURED IN A 4-5-4 PATTERN, ON A STRIKINGLY GRAPHIC FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA, MARKED “BIG BAY” AND PROBABLY EMPLOYED IN U.S. ARMY OR NAVY SERVICE



44 DANCING OR TUMBLING STARS IN AN HOURGLASS FORMATION, WYOMING STATEHOOD, 1890-1896



13 STARS ARRANGED IN A 3-2-3-2-3 PATTERN ON A SMALL-SCALE ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE IN THE PERIOD BETWEEN THE LAST DECADE OF THE 19TH CENTURY AND THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE 20TH



CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, A WAR-PERIOD EXAMPLECONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER PARADE FLAG WITH 7 GRAPHICALLY WHIMSICAL STARS THAT REFLECT THE INITIAL WAVE OF 7 STATES SECEDED FROM THE UNION, 1861



13 STARS, 1861-1876 (CIVIL WAR – CENTENNIAL), FEATURING THREE SIZES OF STARS IN A MEDALLION PATTERN



RARE SILK SUFFRAGETTE SASH IN VIOLET & GREEN WITH "VOTES FOR WOMEN" TEXT, MADE FOR THE WOMEN'S POLITICAL UNION IN NEW YORK CITY, 1910-1915



CIVIL WAR PERIOD COVER (ENVELOPE) IN THE FORM OF AN 11 STAR 1ST NATIONAL PATTERN FLAG WITH A PORTRAIT IMAGE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS, 1861