04-27-2018 04-27-2018
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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
3097M Marlborough
April 27, 2018 10:00 AMCalender

Cane Carved at Andersonville

Auction: Sale #3097M - 3097M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 27, 2018 10:00AM


Cane Carved at Andersonville, c. 1864-65, cane with a carved head on the handle, a tag attached marked on one side "Cane carved/at Andersonville/prison (infamous/Confederate prison/(in So. Carolina?)/during the Civil War." and on the other "formerly property/of Wm. J/Christian (Opy's/maternal grandfather/and Civil War veteran.," with alligators on the shaft, a bottle, cup, and a snake, with a brass and steel finial, overall lg. 37 in.

Provenance: By family descent to the consignor.
Estimate $400-600

Cane is in overall good condition with some wear from use.

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