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Revolutionary War Major General Jedediah Huntington's Shoulder Straps

Auction:
3097M
Lot:
10
Sold for:
$23,370$19,000

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Auction:
Sale #3097M - 3097M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 27, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Revolutionary War Major General Jedediah Huntington's Shoulder Straps, c. 1783, gold metallic tape with two embroidered stars on each epaulet, gold bullion braid, reverse is backed with buff broadcloth, blue broadcloth attachment strap, and yellow silk pillows under the braid, overall lg. 8 3/4 in.

Provenance: By family descent to the consignor.

Note: Jedediah Huntington was born on August 4th, 1743, in Norwich, Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard College in 1763 and received his master's degree in 1770 from Yale University. He served as an officer in the militia in the early 1770s prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. After receiving word of the British expedition to Concord, Massachusetts, on April 19th, 1775, Huntington and his Connecticut militia marched to Roxbury and took part in the Siege of Boston. He quickly rose through the ranks and commanded a brigade of Connecticut troops. On June 24, 1783, he was promoted to Brevet Major General by George Washington. Huntington died on September 25, 1818.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

In overall very good condition with some moth nips and wool loss on the blue attachment strap.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George Washington, 8th Connecticut Regiment, Broadcloth, Clothing, Epaulette, Huntington, Jedediah, Jedediah Huntington, Norwich