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    James Buchanan: Rare Large Silk Portrait Kerchief. A 10.5" oval portrait with "BUCHANAN" in block letters below, in the center of a plain off-white field. Collins pictures a similar example (along with a Fremont mate) in Threads of History, but on the linen, page 144, no. 258. The portrait is evenly faded, and there is age browning along heavy creases as shown. This large kerchief was folded down to fit a smaller frame many decades ago, arranged so that the portrait would be in the upper left corner. Also displayed in this frame, using the kerchief as a background, were several other Buchanan artifacts, which came down through the family of a friend of Buchanan. Several very minor small separations along the fold lines detract minimally but must be noted. 25" x 26.5". Buchanan textile items of any kind are extremely rare, and, other than the Collins plate example, this is the only copy of this design of which we are aware.

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    November, 2009
    17th-18th Tuesday-Wednesday
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