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Capt. Spencer Richardson, 44th Mass., Archive Including Presentation Sword and Frock Coat

Provenance:Property of Descendants of Union Army Capt. Spencer W. Richardson, Boston, Massachusetts

Condition:Metal has tarnished to a grey with some dark staining and light pitting. Knuckle bow has a nice untouched patina. Scabbard still retains some of the original silver plating. Coat with some very light mothing; some light staining on sleeve; minute staining overall; some deterioration to sleeve; shoulder straps in excellent condition; overall very good to excellent. Painting has been restored and aggressively cleaned; some flaking along bottom margin; general surface grime. Crayon portrait with some toning. Pocket dictionary has significantly worn cover; front and back cover have detached from spine.

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$9,400
06/11/2010

 

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