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Civil War field drum could march to $10,000

A drum used in the field during the Civil War could realize upwards of $8,000 during Thomaston Place Auction Galleries' Summer Sale, slated for Aug. 29-30.

THOMASTON, M.E. — The summer feature sale at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on August

Civil War field drum

A. Rogers Civil War field drum, circa 1863. (All photos courtesy Thomaston Place Auction Galleries)

29-30, 2015 features an extensive selection of fine art, including works by JeanBaptiste Corot (France, 1796-1875), John Stobart (1929- ), Joseph Smith (1787-1876), James Taylor Harwood (1860-1940), Andrew Newell Wyeth (1917-2009), plus 190 works by 125 different Maine artists. The sale will also include an exceptional selection of marine antiques, folk art, jewelry and objets de vertu, and antique furniture.

In addition to live bidding in the auction hall, Thomaston Place accepts bids via absentee, telephone, and Internet bidding will facilitated by,, and The buyer’s premium is 15 percent.

The Jean-Baptiste Corot oil on canvas painting, “Le Chariot d’Arras,” is a signed mid-19th century work depicting a family in a hay cart drawn by four horses approaching the town of Arras, France ($200,000-$300,000). This fine piece has been authenticated and appeared in the 1905 catalog raisonne for this artist, “L’oeuvre de Corot,” by Alfred Rabout. Two oil on canvas works by western artist James Taylor Harwood will also be offered. The first, dated 1938, depicts three figures in the majestic mountainous landscape of Lake Garda, Italy ($20,000$30,000). The other, “Webs of the Morning, My Home,” is dated 1931 and depicts a lovely and light morning garden landscape ($15,000$18,000).

The group of marine antiques includes a circa 1810 American Federal Period carved eagle form ship’s figurehead ($25,000-$35,000); a circa 1850 English female trade figure in the form of a ship’s figurehead ($15,000-$25,000); a Revolutionary War period design bronze American naval cannon ($10,000-$20,000); and a Napoleonic Wars period cased prisoner-of-war made ship model of a British Man-O-War ($15,000-$20,000). The folk art offerings include a copper and zinc merino ram weathervane ($10,000-$15,000), a full-bodied bull weathervane ($10,000-$15,000), and a Civil War field drum ($8,000-$10,000).

The auction begins at 11 a.m. each day, at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, located on U.S. Route 1, Thomaston, Maine. For more information, visit, call 207-354-8141.

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