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Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Pad Saddle

Auction:
2376
Lot:
168
Sold for:
$9,400$8,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2376
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 23, 2007 10:00AM

Description:

Plains Beaded Buffalo Hide Pad Saddle, c. third quarter 19th century, the rectangular form with fringe and tabs on the sides and multicolored stripes across the seat, the end panels with early multicolored patterns and detailed with brass shoe buttons, blue faceted beads and tin cone and horsehair danglers, remnant blue cloth cinch straps, patina of use, (bead loss), lg. 18 1/2 in.

Provenance: The Niagara Falls Museum, includes old photo of the saddle in situ.
Estimate $6,000-8,000

Keywords

Niagara Falls Museum, Bead, Beadwork, Saddle

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