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INDIANA STATE FLAG WITH SQUARE-LIKE PROPORTIONS, AN OFFSET DEVICE, AND GOLD FRINGE, CIRCA 1930-1955



37 STARS IN A MEADLLION CONFIGURATION, NEBRASKA STATEHOOD, 1867-1876, THE ERA OF AMERICAN RECONSTRUCTION



PRINCESS FEATHER QUILT IN PATRIOTIC COLORS, STUNNING & HIGHLY UNUSUAL WITH SOLID RED ON A DARK BLUE GROUND, CIRCA 1870-1885



STEVENSGRAPH BOOKMARK WITH AN IMAGE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, MADE IN NEW JERSEY BY PHOENIX MANUFACTURING CO., EITHER FOR THE 1876 CENTENNIAL INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION IN PHILADELPHIA, OR THE 1893 WORLD COLUMBIAN EXPO IN CHICAGO



34 STARS IN A "GREAT STAR" PATTERN ON A BRILLIANT, ROYAL BLUE CANTON, OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



13 HAND-SEWN, SINGLE-APPLIQUÉD STARS IN A BROAD ARCH ABOVE A HAND-SEWN FEDERAL EAGLE, PROBABLY MADE BY FLAG-MAKER SARAH McFADDEN AT 198 HUDSON STREET IN NEW YORK, TO BE FLOWN ON A HUDSON RIVER STEAMER, ca 1870-1880



13 STAR AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE BETWEEN THE CIVIL WAR (1861-65) AND THE 1876 CENTENNIAL OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, FEATURING THREE SIZES OF WHIMSICALLY SHAPED STARS IN A MEDALLION CONFIGURATION



34 STARS IN A LINEAL ARRANGEMENT THAT RESULTS IN A CONFIGURATION THAT I HAVE TERMED "GLOBAL ROWS," ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



34 STARS, WITH SCATTERED POSITIONING, ON AN ANTIQUE AMERICAN PARADE FLAG MADE DURING THE OPENING TWO YEARS OF THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-63, KANSAS STATEHOOD



34 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD (1861-63), WITH WOVEN STRIPES AND PRESS-DYED OR PRINTED STARS, POSSIBLY MADE IN NEW YORK BY THE ANNIN COMPANY, REFLECTS THE ADDITION OF KANSAS TO THE UNION, 1861-1863

Antique Furniture


SET OF 6 SALMON PAINTED, PLANK-SEAT, LYRE BACK, PENNSYLVANIA CHAIRS WITH YELLOW STRIPING AND ROSE DECORATION, CA 1845-1865



EXCEPTIONAL BUTCHER BLOCK IN BLACK PAINT, WITH GREAT, ROUND, BARRELL-SHAPED FORM, MISSOURI ORIGIN, 1850-1890



ANTIQUE TWO-DOOR PAINTED QUEBEC CUPBOARD / SERVER IN ROBIN’S EGG BLUE WITH RED TRIM, 1810-30



UNUSUAL FORM PIE SAFE WITH LANTERN-STYLE TINS AND STRIKING, TOMATO RED PAINT, CIRCA 1840



QUEEN ANNE PERIOD BLANKET CHEST, CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY, PROBABLY MASSACHUSETTS, WITH BLACK DECORATION ON A RED GROUND, THAT INCLUDES TWO WHIMSICAL FACES, ca 1740-1760



MAHANTNGO VALLEY PENNSYLVANIA BLANKET CHEST WITH UNICORNS



18th CENTURY, NANTUCKET-ORIGIN, STAND-UP BLANKET CHEST, EXUBERANTLY PAINT-DECORATED, OWNED BY THE COFFIN FAMILY AND NICKNAMED "THE TIGER CHEST" BY FAMILY MEMBERS, WHO HANDED IT DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, CIRCA 1780-90



STAND-UP DESK-ON-FRAME WITH FANTASTIC FORM IN ITS ORIGINAL PAINTED SURFACE, CA 1800-1830



PENNSYLVANIA, PAINT-DECORATED AND GILDED SETTEE WITH THE RARE INCLUSION OF BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES, ca 1845-1865



COUNTRY SHERATON TRANSITIONAL CHEST OF DRAWERS WITH STENCILED AND HAND-PAINTED DECORATION ON A WHITE GROUND, MAINE ORIGIN, CA 1830-50

Folk Art


PRINCESS FEATHER QUILT IN PATRIOTIC COLORS, STUNNING & HIGHLY UNUSUAL WITH SOLID RED ON A DARK BLUE GROUND, CIRCA 1870-1885



WOOLY, ANGORA CHAPS WITH BEAUTIFULLY TOOLED LEATHER, MADE BY THE JOHN CLARK SADDLERY COMPANY OF PORTLAND, OREGON, SIGNED, CIRCA 1873-1929



EXCEPTIONAL, BLONDE, WOOLY, ANGORA CHAPS, Circa 1880-1920



WHIMSICAL HOOKED RUG WITH A PINK STRIPED COW AND A LITTLE WHITE DOG, ca 1885-1910



THE AMERICAN EAGLE DRINKS FROM THE GOBLET OF LIFE, IN THE HAND OF LADY LIBERTY: EARLY WATERCOLOR ON PAPER IN A SPECTACULAR, THREE-DIMENTIONAL, PUZZLE-WORK, TRAMP ART FRAME



1862 CIVIL WAR PLAYING CARDS WITH STARS, FLAGS, SHIELDS, & EAGLES, AND FACE CARDS ILLUSTRATING CIVIL WAR OFFICERS AND LADY COLUMBIA, CA 1862, BENJAMIN HITCHCOCK, NEW YORK



CARVED EAGLE FROM THE SHOP OF JOHN HALEY BELLAMY, UNUSUAL IN GREY PAINT, WITH ELONGATED FORMAT AND HIS TRADITIONAL “DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP” STREAMER, CIRCA 1890-1905



CARVED EAGLE BY GEORGE STAPF, HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA, AN EXCEPTIONAL EXAMPLE WITH TWO OUTSTRETCHED AMERICAN FLAGS AND A FEDERAL SHIELD, ONE OF JUST TWO KNOWN EXAMPLES WITH COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING, MADE CIRCA 1890-WWI



WINTERBERRY PATTERN QUILT WITH FLYING GEESE, IN PATRIOTIC COLORS AND WITH EXCEPTIONAL GRAPHIC IMPACT, ENTIRELY HAND-PIECED AND HAND-QUILTED, CIRCA 1860-1870’s



RED & WHITE, SUNSHINE & SHADOWS, SIGNATURE QUILT, MADE BY THE LADIES AID SOCIETY CHAPTER AT THE UNITED EVANGELICAL CHURCH IN ROYERSFORD, PENNSYLVANIA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, DATED 1901

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PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICAN CRIB QUILT WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE, 16 EIGHT-POINTED STARS, AND 16 STRIPES UPON ITS BREAST, BLUE CALICO ON WHITE, CIRCA 1830-1850



EAGLE WEATHERVANE IN A BEAUTIFUL FORM WITH GREAT FOLK PRESENCE, POSSIBLY MADE BY A.L. JEWELL & CO. (1852-1867) OR ITS PREDECESSOR, CUSHING & WHITE / L.W. CUSHING (1867-1870’s), WALTHAM, MASSACHUSETTS



RED, WHITE, AND BLUE CALICO "SEVEN SISTERS" QUILT, A PATRIOTIC VARIANT WITH 6-POINTED STARS AND RIVETING VISUAL GRAPHICS, CIRCA 1890-1910



WHITE-PAINTED, COUNTRY STORE COUNTER / APOTHECARY WITH 15 DRAWERS, CIRCA 1840-1870



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



CHEST OF FOUR DRAWERS WITH ROBIN’S EGG BLUE PAINTED SURFACE AND SHAKER-LIKE SIMPLICITY, CA 1830-1860, FOUND IN INDIANA



19TH CENTURY AMERICAN PARCHEESI BOARD IN FOUR COLORS, WITH GREAT SURFACE AND INTERESTING GRAPHICS, CA 1850-70



SUBSTANTIAL CANNON-LEG TABLE [ALTER] FROM THE GREGG POST OF THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC (G.A.R.) IN BELLFONTE, PENNSYLVANIA, MADE BY CHARLES J. NAYLOR OF PHILDELPHIA, ACTIVE 1870-1913



HOOKED RUG WITH ELONGATED EAGLE, BEAUTIFUL COLORS AND GRAPHICS, CA 1876-1890



WOOL HORSE BLANKET IN CHOCOLATE BROWN, MUSTARD, GREEN, AND SALMON, MADE BY NORTHERN OHIO BLANKET MILLS (CLEVELAND), LATE 19TH CENTURY

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13 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG WITH A CIRCULAR VERSION OF WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE 3RD MARYLAND PATTERN, MADE BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY 1910 AND THE WWII ERA



EXTRAORDINARY 34 STAR, CIVIL WAR PERIOD FLAG WITH EIGHT-POINTED STARS IN A "PROPELLER" MEDALLION ON ONE SIDE AND A DOUBLE-WREATH CONFIGURATION OF FIVE-POINTED STARS ON THE OTHER; A HOMEMADE EXAMPLE WITH ITS STRIPES STARTING AND ENDING ON WHITE; EXTREMELY SMALL IN SCALE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS AND A MASTERPIECE IN ALL RESPECTS, KANSAS STATEHOOD, 1861-1863



37 STAR ANTIQUE AMERICAN FLAG, ENTIRELY HAND-SEWN AND IN AN ATTRACTIVE, SMALL SCALE FOR THE PERIOD, MADE BY JOSEPH H. FOSTER IN PHILADELPHIA BETWEEN 1867-1876, THE PERIOD WHEN NEBRASKA WAS THE MOST RECENT STATE TO JOIN THE UNION



PRE-CIVIL WAR AMERICAN CRIB QUILT WITH A FEDERAL EAGLE, 16 EIGHT-POINTED STARS, AND 16 STRIPES UPON ITS BREAST, BLUE CALICO ON WHITE, CIRCA 1830-1850



ANTIQUE 13 STAR PARADE FLAG WITH A 3-2-3-2-3 CONFIGURATION, MADE CIRCA 1876-1898, EXTREMELY SCARCE AND UNUSUALLY LARGE AMONG ITS COUNTERPARTS OF THE 19TH CENTURY



PATRIOTIC FLAG QUILT WITH 48 STARS AND BEAUTIFUL QUILTING, WWI - WWII (1917-1945)



13 STAR FLAG WITH AN ELLIPTICAL MEDALLION OF HAND-SEWN STARS THAT FEATURES A ROW OF THREE IN THE CENTER, A DESIGN IDENTIFIED ON JUST FOUR SURVIVING ANTIQUE FLAGS; CIVIL WAR - CENTENNIAL ERA (1861-1876)



THE EARLIEST SOUTH CAROLINA PALMETTO FLAG IN PRIVATE HANDS, MADE CA 1830-60, WITH BEAUTIFUL COLOR AND A LONE STAR IN PLACE OF A CRESCENT, HANDED DOWN THROUGH THE FAMILY OF GENERAL PHILIP D. COOK (b. 1804, d. 1872) OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA, WHO MUSTERED INTO THE HOLCOMB LEGION OF CHARLESTON AND SERVED IN CONFEDERATE CAVALRY COMPANY B (CONGAREE CAVALIERS); FOUND IN A SLIDE-LID WALNUT BOX ACCOMPANIED BY COOK’S MILITIA EPAULETS, RIDING BOOTS, AND COCKADE WITH A CADET BUTTON FROM THE CITADEL



EXTREMELY RARE, PATRIOTIC, SILK KERCHIEF OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, MADE IN LONDON FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET IN 1861 BY FOSTER & PORTER, WITH IMAGERY THAT CENTERS ON A SMOKING CANNON, BENEATH AN AMERICAN FLAG, WITH A PRO-UNION SLOGAN



44 STAR JACK, PROBABLY MADE FOR USE ON A PRIVATE YACHT, BUT POSSIBLY FOR U.S. NAVY PURPOSE; POSSIBLY MADE BY J.S. OBERHOLZER OF PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1890-1896; REFLECTS THE PERIOD OF WYOMING STATEHOOD