|Simply the best and the earliest parade flag holder that I have ever seen. Finely turned wood with original red, blue and gold paint and forged iron hardware signed �Wilder.� Made ca 1850-60.
Parade flag holders were used to display small printed flags on staffs, either when for sale in a dry goods shop or as decorations for an event. Typically they are not much to look at on their own, but striking when filled with flags. This extraordinary example is a definite exception. It is so beautiful when empty that it can easily be hung alone as a piece of folk art. As an additional observation, it could be turned into a beautiful chandelier without alteration. |
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, llc
||Phone: (717) 502-1281
||19th Century (1801-1900)|
||Excellent. Minor, expected wear.|
||3" x 36" x 3"
||Other Inventory by this Dealer|
to view larger