American Folk Art Woolwork of The American Eagle surrounded by Two Thirty-Two Star American flags

American Folk Art Woolwork Picture (woolie) of The American Eagle surrounded by Thirty-Two Star American flags,

Circa 1860.

In the 19th century, there were various types of woolworks: those made for private use, those made for public sale, and in Britain and America, those done by the sailors. A  variation of this last type was a telescopic view of a ship, surrounded by flags. This particular example is a variation on the telescopic view.

This piece is quite rare in that it features exclusively American flags and the American eagle. Usually, flags of allies are incorporated into the design which is known as Flag of Nations woolworks thus to see one that is so completely American is very, very rare.


Condition: Good with some typical fading.

The 32-Star Flag: This Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th, 1858. A star was added for the admission of Minnesota (May 11, 1858) and was to last for just one year. The only President to serve under this flag was James Buchanan (1857-1861). (Ref: NY9879-crrr)

Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 1860s
Origin America
Measurements Frame: 21 1/2 inches x 25 1/2 inches wide
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Price 8500
Contact Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or

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