Metal and Wood Civil War Drum
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Most Civil War drums were made almost entirely of wood. This rare example has a brass shell with wood rims and rope tension devices. The brass has so darkened over time that unless one examines the drum carefully, it has the appearance of being made from wood.
Condition: At 12¼" in height and nearly 16" in diameter, this drum has its original rawhide snares and leather tighteners intact. Both original drumheads are cracked and torn and the wood rims show aging of their red paint. This drum has seen much field use and is an attractive display piece.
$1,075.50 (includes BP) Bid Source: Live: Phone
Ended: Nov 30, 2007
Lot: 72129 Auction: 663
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