search

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
A STANDARD FROM THE LIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE WASHINGTON GUARDS, MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA
A STANDARD FROM THE LIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE WASHINGTON GUARDS, MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA
A STANDARD FROM THE LIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE WASHINGTON GUARDS, MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA
2 More
This lot is offered without reserve. PROPERTY FROM THE WESTERVELT COMPANY
A STANDARD FROM THE LIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE WASHINGTON GUARDS, MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA

AMERICAN, CIRCA 1838

Details
A STANDARD FROM THE LIGHT INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE WASHINGTON GUARDS, MASSACHUSETTS MILITIA
AMERICAN, CIRCA 1838
42 ½ x 47 ¾ in. (including frame)
Provenance
The Collection of Boleslaw and Marie-Louise D'Otrange Mastai
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 10 October 2002, lot 124
Literature
Boleslaw and Marie-Louise D'Otrange Mastai, The Stars and the Stripes; The American Flag as Art and as History from the Birth of the Republic to the Present (Old Saybrook, Connecticut, 1973), pp. 90-91.
Special notice

This lot is offered without reserve.

Condition report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

This magnificent double-sided standard depicting both a Federal and State image was presented to the Washington Guards, a corps of Massachusetts militia which formed in 1810, on July 4, 1838. Finely rendered in oil colors on a silk ground, one side displays an eagle surrounded by twenty-six gilt stars representing the flag's age, while the other side depicts the coat of arms of the state of Massachusetts.
;

Related Articles

View all
The inside track on Outsider A auction at Christies
‘Hereinafter learn all that is auction at Christies
Mass media is the message: the auction at Christies

More from Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver and Prints

View All
View All