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18 Star Flag, Civil War Era

$19,995Asking Price

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Rare Civil War 18 star flag ~ Called a Secession, or Sympathy flag Very rare, early Civil War handmade 18 Star Flag which is constructed as a hooked rug. 18 Star flags are very rare and known as rebellion, succession, sympathy or primarily as exclusionary flags. The 18 is calculated as follows; Civil War talk & plans started when we had 33 States in 1859. Civil War “purist” also believe the start of the war can technically be traced to 1859. In 1861 the plan was for a total of 15 States & Territories to succeed or had plans to or sided with the south technically leaving 18 States when this flag was made. The South’s original hope was to have a federation of 15 States. This is a rare home made, completely hand-sewn, hand loomed rug flag made of home spun cotton, natural dyes with hand cut & sewn stars. The flag appears that it has always been hung on a wall versus used on the floor as a rug as the only wear areas are where nails or hooks were used to attach it to a wall. If you collect rare Civil War items this is a great find for your collection. Great piece of Americana, Folk Art. SKU 3634 Flag Size: 22? x 35? Frame Size: 39?wide x 53? high.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 53 in. (134.62 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Cotton,Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1859
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading. Nice condition for age wear and use. Wonderful gold patina.
  • Seller Location
    Acworth, GA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 36341stDibs: LU140526584433

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