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Native American Beadwork Gauntlets with an Chief, ca 1880-90

$6,500

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Native American beadwork gauntlets with Indian Chiefs in feathered headdresses, probably souix, Ca 1880-90 Native American beadwork gauntlets with beautiful graphics and endearing wear. Made of doeskin, the imagery includes colorfully dressed Indian chiefs, in feathered headdresses, facing one-another. Made circa 1880-1890, many of these types of gauntlets were sold to soldiers and were popular during the Indian Wars (1866-1890) and the Spanish-American War (1898) era. Most likely these particular examples saw use in wild west shows, which were immensely popular at the time. Mounting: The antique, solid walnut molding has a press-decorated edge, retains its original, black, varnished surface and gilded liner, and dates to the period between 1860 and 1880. The gauntlets have been hand-stitched to 100% hemp fabric. Spacers keep the textiles away from the glass, which is U.V. protective. Condition: Significant soiling and moderate to significant wear from obvious use.

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    Height: 20.25 in (51.44 cm)Width: 26.5 in (67.31 cm)Depth: 2 in (5.08 cm)
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  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1880-1890
  • Condition
    See Item Description.
  • Seller Location
    York County, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: otx-0211stDibs: LU849725640882

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