Offered by: Historical Americana
1720 Mars Hill Rd, Suite 8332 Acworth, GA 30101 , United States Call Seller 678.643.0457


Antique Declaration of Independence Textile ca. 1820-1825

$ 18,500
  • Description
    Rare ca. 1820-1825 Declaration of Independence
    An exceedingly rare, elaborately decorated patriotic textile of The Declaration of Independence. Listed in “Threads of History” Pg. 57 plate 23. Circa 1819 Early printing of The Declaration of Independence with the text with signatures filling the center oval of the piece. Surrounded by oval medallions of the Thirteen State Seals. Decorated with twigs, eagles, flags & trumpets. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams are at the top. Borders have scenes of Revolutionary war in corners. Circa 1819 The first rubbing of the original Declaration was done in 1819. This Declaration was made from the 1819 rubbing. There is a old note which was attached to the piece when we purchased it that states President John Adams gave it to The Curtis Family. John Adams was President from 1797 to 1801 Thomas Jefferson was President from 1801 to1809 Only two other known examples are at The Cooper-Hewitt and The Smithsonian Institution.
    Archival framing with UV acrylic protection.
    Comes with our Certificate of Authenticity. Historical Americana selling antique American flags since 1990
    These are the description in Threads of History that go with the last two photos.}

    Rare antique textile of the Declaration of Independence. Presented here is one example like the two descriptions below. This example is cream yellow gold in color. All the rare antique coton patriotic textiles in this period were made in several colors, Blue, Green, Red, yellow. Any example found is rare and quite a find. When I purchased this textile, a note was pinned to it. (See photo)
    “Declaration of Independence on cloth given to the Curtis family of Braintree Mass. by President John Adams (1735-1826)

    Museum framing with UP acrylic

    Listed in Thread of History Pg. 72 (see photo)
    Broadside ca 1820-1825
    Blue on White
    32 ¼ x 27

    “Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence with portraits of Washington, Jefferson and Adams; Eagles, crossed flags and trumpets; and medallions of original 13 states; acorn border. In lower left corner is scene inscribed “The Patriotic Bostonians discharging British Ships in Boston Harbour; in lower right corner “Genl Burgoyne Surrenders to Genl. Gates at Saratoga”; anchor and cannon border. Copperplate print.
    Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum.

    Same design but has different listing in Threads.

    #23 Listed in Threads of History (see photo)
    19th Century
    English or American
    Black and white

    Declaration of Independence with signatures filling central circular area, framework of state seals and stars with oak twigs, eagles, massed colors, and portraits of Jefferson, Washington, and Adams at top. Scenes of the Revolutionary War in lower corners.
    Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution

    Made ca. 1820-1825 for the American market, the image is made after a well-known engraving by American William Woodruff, which he published in Philadelphia on parchment in 1819. Before 1818, Americans were not able to view copies of the Declaration of Independence

    Very few of these have survived to this day. Only a few are known to exist.
    Respectable offers accepted. These have sold from 30,000-60,000 over the years
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Cotton
    Condition: Good. Overall nice condition
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional
    Patterns: Toile
    Dealer Reference #: 5134
    Incollect Reference #: 499981
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