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    Ulysses S. Grant: Stunning Huge Silk Scarf with His Portrait. With its dramatic 32" x 29" size and vibrant colors, this is arguably the most impressive of all designs of Grant political textiles. The central portrait, with crossed cannon and military devices below, is itself some 10" in height, and is set off beautifully by the alternating red and cream-colored borders. Condition, especially for a silk scarf of this vintage, is nothing short of amazing. The display appearance is essentially near mint. There is some unobtrusive deterioration of the fabric which can be almost completely mitigated by proper mounting and framing: the dyes used in manufacture seemed to have reacted differently with the cloth over time, leading to several fine partial separations along the lines where one color meets another. Several fine horizontal separations in the top red border have been reinforced on verso with non-reactive tape used by professional conservators. Nicely custom-framed.

    While we have seen several varieties of smaller Grant kerchiefs, this is the first time we have encountered this imposing design. A New England dealer with whom we consulted advised his that he had sold an example privately for $4500 despite significant discoloration and other condition issues. This lot requires 3rd party shipping.


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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