Benjamin Harrison: 1889 Presidential Tapestry From Wiscons...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
Auction Preview: Preview items may not have yet been properly described or vetted, and items are posted as soon as they have a description or a picture. We are continuing to add and correct information as we approach the auction posting date, so check back here often and Contact us with any comments or suggestions.
DescriptionBenjamin Harrison: 1889 Presidential Tapestry From Wisconsin. 51" x 72" fringed wool coverlet woven by a Swedish-American resident of Wisconsin circa 1895. There are a wide range of inscriptions and dates, ranging up to 1895; however, it may have been made to commemorate a wedding that took place in 1889 between Nils August Siostrom and Johanna Albertina Siostrom in Cumberland, Barron County, Wisconsin, per the inscription on the bottom. Design elements include crucifixes, birds and grapevines. The central portion lists the Presidents from Fillmore through Harrison, along with some amusing spelling errors ("Andrew Af. Tennessee" and "Ulisses S. Grant Af. Illinois"). Three small repair patches on back side, modern reinforcement linen panels stitched to top and bottom. Modern wooden dowel attached at top. The red dye has areas of bleed-through. A unique piece of folk art from the Heartland.
Signature®: Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through www.HA.com/Live. Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing Bid@HA.com or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)
Signature® Floor Sessions
Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.