Lot 288: c. 1830-40s, Rare GENERAL JACKSON Oval Engraving on White Silk, Boston

Early American

October 29, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, US

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Description: Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
Rare 1830-40s Andrew Jackson Engraving on White Silk
c. 1830-40s, Rare Andrew Jackson Engraving Printed Upon White Silk, by "L.A. Bigelow, 42 Bromfield Street, Boston, Framed, Near Mint.
This beautiful Oval Engraving is printed in black upon white silk and measures 4.75" x 8" (by sight). The Engraving of General Andrew Jackson or "Old Hickory" is the first we have seen and offered of this type simply titled, "GENERAL JACKSON" at its base. It was matted and framed to an overall size of 7.75" x 11.25" by "L.A. Bigelow, 42 Bromfield Street, Boston" in a black painted wooden frame. Its central image shows General Jackson in his General's military uniform, holding a early telescope in his left hand, while riding his majestic horse. Some minor toning at the extreme outer edge of matting. Not examined out of the frame. A great quality historic image. If you collect Silk Ribbons, this item should have you all aquiver! This Museum quality, rare Andrew Jackson Silk is ready to hang upon display.
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