Today we are excited to offer for sale a rare (presumably one-of-a-kind) framed mid 19th century woven silk American Eagle Minnesotta flag banner! This rare 32-star flag historical artifact was conceived to celebrate the admission of Minnesota (May 11, 1858) to the United States. The 32-star flag became the Official United States flag on July 4th, 1858 and was to last for just one year. The only president to serve under this flag was James Buchanan (1857-1861). The woven silk embroidery is finely crafted and detailed. The piece is composed of a mighty American Eagle holding an olive branch and arrows descending upon the American seal with a pair of American flags on either side, all embroidered with a total of 32 stars. The embroidery is overlaid on a champagne gold silk ground. The fine embroidery and precise craftsmanship shows the artist’s patriotism and talent. The composition is framed in an streamlined giltwood period frame with beaded border and black matting. Embroidery presents well and is in very good antique condition, with minor display wear and patina commensurate with age. There is very minor age-related fading and scattered fraying to embroidery. Gilt frame has minor wear/scuffing and loss to gilding commensurate with age. All as one would expect from a piece of this age. This rare historical artifact will make an outstanding addition to any fine American Flag memorabilia collection and would make a unique and prized gift to any patriotic Minnesotan…Fresh to the market from a old Rhode Island collection!
Dimensions of frames artwork: 24-1/2″ in length, 18-1/2″ in height, 1-1/2″ in depth
Dimensions of silk panel: 17″ x 11″
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