SOLD! for $2,320.00.
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Early 19th century drum with folk art free-hand painted patriotic eagle and shield decoration, primarily red and gold, on green ground. Label visible through peephole reads: "G bass and tenor drum made and sold by L Cushing London August 1819". Probably made for the American market or painted soon after arrival in America. Exhibited Cheekwood Museum of Art, "Nashville Collects", circa 1990. 15-1/2" H x 16" Dia. English, circa 1819. Provenance: estate of A. Welling LaGrone Jr., Nashville, Tenn., purchased from Guthman Americana, 1993. Condition: Minor paint losses, overall excellent surface condition with 95% paint retention, black light examination does not reveal any in-painting. Later ropes, snare attachment, and calf skin heads.