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    Civil War Period or Earlier Eagle Snare Drum with Original Sticks for Military Academy or Boy's School. 12" high, 13 1/2" diameter with measurements including hoops. Heads, ropes and tighteners are old professional restorations and clearly the work of an expert. Body of birdseye maple veneer, about perfect, retaining 70% of the original varnish finish. There are no snares and no indication of provisions for same. Original paper lable of "Zogbaum & Fairchild / Importers and Manufacturers of / Musical Instruments & C. / No. 10 Maiden Lane / New York". The firm located at this address in 1857 and the drum is possibly just slightly pre Civil War. Red painted hoops are about perfect and retain much of the original finish. Beautifully executed spread wing eagle with rays and stars above. Holds blank red riband in his beak. All executed on a blue/green background with the green tone apparently primarily the result of the aging of the original varnish. Bright colors with the paint 95% intact. The drum is accompanied by the original set of 14" long oak drumsticks with turned heads, that exhibit a distinct decorative curl. A few tiny scattered nicks from use but excellent. Beautiful little drum that doubtless saw use in an academy training young officers to take the field during the Civil War.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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