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    Fully Restored and Repainted Civil War Period Snare Drum. 14 1/4" high, 16 1/2" diameter, the measurements including the hoops. Maple body about perfect with nice patina, extensive brass tack decoration and ivory airhole with a small piece broken. Hoops retain 90% of the original red paint with nice patina and surface crazing. The heads, ropes, leather tighteners, and snares have been professionally replaced. The snare tightener is original and in excellent condition. The drum exhibits a small paper label from a Baltimore maker dated 1861 visible through the air hole, however, we are of the opinion the lable is a reproduction. Applied in gilt paint on one side of the drum in 1 1/2" letters "Maryland / Line / CSA.", which is also unquestionably a modern alteration. Sadly the consignor paid over $4600 for this drum in a Gettysburg auction in 2008, believing the lable and painting to be authentic. Despite the spurious alterations, all easily removed, the drum is intrinsically an exceptionally nice and very attractive example of a Civil War period, regulation style, military snare drum.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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