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$ 28,000

Painted Ceremonial Parade Drum

Documentation Signed
Origin United States, New York
Period 19th Century
Materials Ash, maple, goatskin, leather, rope
H. 15 in; Diam. 17 in;
H. 38.1 cm; Diam. 43.18 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1853
Description Rare American pre-Civil War parade drum, signed "W.S. Tompkins, Maker, 69 Watts St, New York, April 26th 1853." Hand painted depiction of troops standing for inspection in front of their tents at West Point, surrounded by American flags, liberty caps and cannons with stacked cannon balls. The artist, William S. Tompkins, had a shop in Yonkers, NY, and became one of the most famous Civil War presentation, parade and field drum makers.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 246402
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