A Piece Of West Virginia History To Cross The Auction Block At Woody's In Douglass, Kansas

July 19, 2019

An Americana 35-star flag folk art table dating to the 1860s, from the James R. and Barbara A. Miller collection, will be sold with no reserve and no sales tax on Saturday, Sept. 7, by Woody Auction. It is nearly identical to an unsigned 13-star flag table that previously sold at Sotheby's. The auction center is located at 130 E. Third St., in Douglass, Kan., and the sale will begin at 9:30 a.m (Central Time Zone).
The wooden table, ca. 1860s, measures 31 inches high, 35 inches wide, and 25 inches deep. It features one three-compartment drawer the full width of the table. On the face of the drawer, two carved dueling pistols and a pyramid of ammunition are attached. Inside the drawer is the signature "Made & Designed by F. Wedin, Roxbury," presumably a piano maker from Massachusetts during that time period.
The top of the table highlights a carved, inlaid, and painted flag with 35 stars, symbolizing West Virginia's statehood on June 20, 1863. The side supports resemble anchors, the legs are formed like cannons, and the cross braces are shaped like rifles. The feet represent cannonballs.
"The workmanship of this piece is stunning," stated Jason Woody. "It really is a fine historical piece that I sincerely hope finds its way back to West Virginia."
There is no buyer’s premium for bidders who attend in person and pay by cash or check. Online bidders will be charged a 15-percent buyer’s premium when paying by cash or check, and a 5-percent fee will be applied to all credit card charges.
A preview of this item and all other lots in the auction will be held Friday, Sept. 6, from 2 to 6 p.m. The sale is subject to an 8.50-percent sales tax.
For additional information or terms and conditions, visit www.WoodyAuction.com.


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