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Hildebrandt, Eduard (1818-1869) The Feather Store, or "Old Cocked Hat."

Auction:
2764B
Lot:
452
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2764B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Hildebrandt, Eduard (1818-1869) The Feather Store, or "Old Cocked Hat." Boston: October, 1844.
Water-color of the famous 19th century Boston landmark, originally erected in 1680, and demolished in 1860; traces of pencil lines visible, on thick paper, signed and dated, 7 1/8 x 10 in.
The "Old Cocked Hat" originally stood at the corner of North Street and Market Square in Boston, named for its resemblance to Revolutionary War-era headgear. The wood-framed structure was faced with plaster peppered with broken glass bottles and inscribed with "ornamental figures." (James Henry Stark, Antique Views of Boston, page 36)
Estimate $1,200-1,500


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Feather Store, Market Square, James Henry Stark

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