November 10, 2021 11:00 EST

American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts

 
  Lot 5
 

5

A Civil War Era 13-Star Southern Sanctuary American National Flag
Possibly made by Sarah Applegate Cooper (1829-1904), Monmouth County, NJ

The hand-sewn cotton stars arranged in concave and convex arcs of 5 stars each enclosing a single larger centered star flanked by two stars on a two-part wool bunting canton, 9 of the stars are single appliqued; 13 hand-sewn bunting stripes, cotton header with three brass grommets, inscribed, "S.A. Cooper" in graphite and "Hopping/59 West Front St./ Redbank, NJ" in ink, mounted.

51 1/4 in. x 71 1/2 in.

Provenance

Sarah Elizabeth Applegate married George Fenwick Cooper (1827-1904) in 1852. Cooper was a prosperous landowner, director of the Bank of Red Bank and held a number of positions in local government. Their daughter Eleanor, known as Ella (1854-1914) married Edward John Hopping (1853-1888) in 1876. After the early death of her husband, Ella moved with her two children to live with her parent's in their large Red Bank home. The flag was likely inherited by Ella who lived the last ten years of her life on West Front Street in Red Bank.

Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD.

Estimated at $18,000 - $22,000


 

The hand-sewn cotton stars arranged in concave and convex arcs of 5 stars each enclosing a single larger centered star flanked by two stars on a two-part wool bunting canton, 9 of the stars are single appliqued; 13 hand-sewn bunting stripes, cotton header with three brass grommets, inscribed, "S.A. Cooper" in graphite and "Hopping/59 West Front St./ Redbank, NJ" in ink, mounted.

Provenance

Sarah Elizabeth Applegate married George Fenwick Cooper (1827-1904) in 1852. Cooper was a prosperous landowner, director of the Bank of Red Bank and held a number of positions in local government. Their daughter Eleanor, known as Ella (1854-1914) married Edward John Hopping (1853-1888) in 1876. After the early death of her husband, Ella moved with her two children to live with her parent's in their large Red Bank home. The flag was likely inherited by Ella who lived the last ten years of her life on West Front Street in Red Bank.

Collection of Jeffrey Kenneth Kohn, MD.

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