Civil War Era Antique Rope Tension Snare Drum

Attributed to Henry Eisele or William Sempf, New York

Civil War Era Antique Rope Tension Snare Drum, Image 1

Birdseye maple shell decorated with a painted patriotic eagle clutching an American shield centered by olive branches; maple hoops feature a black painted scroll pattern within border; ivory peep hole/vent gromet.

Measurement: Height: 11.5", Diameter: 16.25"

Condition: Patented cast metal clips [2 missing], original rope is imperfect and only one leather tightener is present; one snare strainer present... heads are fine. We have a highly respected restorer specialist in Vermont.


SKU: 1348-1

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