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Sword Belt, Saber, Images, and Embroidered Officer's Shoulder Straps Worn by James Lyman Van Buren

Auction:
3165M
Lot:
272
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
Sale #3165M - 3165M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 02, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Sword Belt, Saber, Images, and Embroidered Officer's Shoulder Straps Worn by James Lyman Van Buren, c. 1861-65, a buff leather sword belt with two-piece Model 1851 belt plate, an Ames Model 1860 cavalry saber and scabbard, two images of Van Buren on his horse, a pair of lieutenant colonel's straps, a pair of colonel's straps, and a pair of brigadier general's straps.

Provenance: By family descent, then to the collection of Ed Vebell.

Note: James Lyman Van Buren was a cousin of President Martin Van Buren. He enlisted at the start of the Civil War and served on the staff of General Ambrose Burnside.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

In overall good condition with some wear from use.


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

Ambrose Burnside, James Lyman Van Buren, Calvinism, Government, Martin Van Buren, Sword, United States, Van Buren, Van Buren family