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Upper Great Lakes Beaded Bag

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
178
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Upper Great Lakes Beaded Bag, mid to late 19th century, black or dark indigo blue stroud cloth bag, with polished cotton interior lining, smaller white beads outline the entire edge front and back, front and back beaded in a multicolored floral pattern over most of the surface, below the bag is a multicolored beaded panel, with multiple woolen tabs below, (minor fringe bead loss), 17 x 7 1/2 in.

Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society, Easton, Pennsylvania.
Estimate $600-900

One of the tassels has separated from the beaded panel. There are some missing white beads around the edge of both panels, and some white bead edging is lost from the outer edge. Some silk fabric loss around the outer edge. Handle frayed in one place


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.

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