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    Zogbaum & Fairchild, Civil War or Earlier Eagle Snare Drum. 16" high, 16 1/2" diameter, both measurements including hoops. The heads are original and in fine condition. The original snares are also attached but loose. The rope and tighteners have been professionally restored. Nice original paper lable inside, "Zogbaum & Fairchild / Manufacturers And Importers of / Musical Instruments / No 10 Maiden Lane / New York.". The firm was formed and located at 10 Maiden Lane in 1857 and there is a strong possibility this drum is just slightly pre Civil War. The hoops are excellent and retain most of the original black painted finish. The body of the drum is of birdseye maple veneer and in excellent condition, with just some small scattered age cracks to the veneer, with only one small, approx. 1/2", spot of loss. The fierce looking spread wing eagle is executed primarily in gilt paint with very skillful shading, and careful delineation of feathers, beak etc. The eagle clutches arrows and olive branches, and is perched on an American shield. Has riband in his beak with motto painted in black. All executed on a light blue background. The paint is really excellent with just a few minor scuffs, and 98% intact with bright striking colors. Interestingly the 'air hole' on the drum was closed with a wooden plug prior to the decoration being applied and is visible just to the right of the American shield. A beautiful American decorated drum in superb condition, dating no later than the Civil War.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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