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Civil War Memorial and Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

Auction:
2763T
Lot:
1103
Sold for:
$461$375

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2763T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Civil War Memorial and Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword, c. mid to late-19th century, a wood-framed Civil War memorial to John. G. Herrold, listing his service record during the war, and his Model 1850 foot officers sword, with a brass hilt, shagreen grip, steel blade, and a shagreen-covered leather scabbard with brass fittings.

Provenance: By descent to the consignor.

Note: First Lieutenant John G. Herrold served during 1863 in the 172nd Pennsylvania Regiment.
Estimate $300-400

Memorial has some light browning, but it good condition, sword has some hilt damage and rust on the blade, scabbard has a break below the middle band.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

John G. Herrold, Civil War Memorial, Foot Officer, steel blade, 172nd Pennsylvania Regiment, First Lieutenant