EARLY & SCARCE CIVIL WAR TIN SNARE DRUM WITH WASHINGTON PORTRAIT MADE BY JOHN LOWELL OF BANGOR, MAINE

$3,495.00

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Item Code: 413-62

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Full size snare drum that meas. approx. 15.25 inches tall by 16.25 inches across. With the exception of the tension ropes, the drum is all original.

The tin body is in excellent condition with only a few scattered shallow dings. The body surface has been painted a royal blue. Though worn in places approx. 80% of the paint remains. The front of the drum has a portrait of George Washington done on canvas and then cut into an oval and applied to the drum. The portrait was set into a golden oval frame painted on the drum. The portrait is well executed and has wear consistent with the age of the drum.

Both wooden hoops are present and bear the original red paint which has worn over the years but is approx. 80% present. Top hoop shows heavy rim wear. Also both heads are original and in good condition.

Snares are present across bottom but one is broken.

Tension ropes are replaced but ears are original.

A look through the peephole shows a complete, printed label that is difficult to read but has been made out enough to show the maker was John Lowell of Bangor, Maine.

Excellent example of a Civil War period drum.  [ad]

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