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Rare Iroquois Beaded Cloth Saddle Blanket

Auction:
2893B
Lot:
183
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2893B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 06, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Iroquois Beaded Cloth Saddle Blanket, c. 1870s, probably by the Tuscarora, black velvet with cotton lining, the beadwork panels on dark green velvet sewn to the black velvet, with floral designs and two birds at the rear corners done with large, mostly clear glass beads, (velvet worn from use, some bead loss), 50 x 37 1/2 in.

Notes: For an essay by Mike Cowdrey, go to: www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2893B
Estimate $800-1,200


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

Mike Cowdrey, Bead, Beadwork, Saddle blanket, Velvet

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