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IMPORTANT VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN FRATERNAL CARVED

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IMPORTANT VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN FRATERNAL CARVED

Lot 0245 Details

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IMPORTANT VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN FRATERNAL CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART CANE / WALKING STICK, maple, a fine and rare example of historical importance featuring crossed military rifles, clasped hands, tobacco leaf, American shield, alligator, "UOTR" and "1213" and other symbols. Likely the property of a lodge member of the United Order of True Reformers, an early African American fraternal organization. Outstanding dry original polychrome-painted surface. Circa 1881-1890. 35 1/2" LOA.

Provenance: Collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA.
Jeffrey S. Evans/Green Valley Auctions, November 15, 2003, lot 1141.

Catalogue Note: The United Order of True Reformers was an African American fraternal organization founded in 1881 by William Washington Browne, a Methodist minister in Richmond, VA. Browne, who was born in 1849 to slave parents in Virginia, lived a momentous and accomplished life. W.E.B. Dubois characterized the UOTR as "[p]robably the most remarkable Negro organization in the country". The present walking stick is a rare survival and an important artifact of American history.
Condition
Excellent original condition with minor wear.
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IMPORTANT VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN FRATERNAL CARVED

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000
Apr 05, 2014
Starting Price $1,000
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0245: IMPORTANT VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN FRATERNAL CARVED

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Est. $2,000 - $3,000Starting Price $1,000
The Collection of the late John & Lil Palmer
Sat, Apr 05, 2014 09:00 AM
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Lot 0245 Details

Description
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IMPORTANT VIRGINIA AFRICAN AMERICAN FRATERNAL CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART CANE / WALKING STICK, maple, a fine and rare example of historical importance featuring crossed military rifles, clasped hands, tobacco leaf, American shield, alligator, "UOTR" and "1213" and other symbols. Likely the property of a lodge member of the United Order of True Reformers, an early African American fraternal organization. Outstanding dry original polychrome-painted surface. Circa 1881-1890. 35 1/2" LOA.

Provenance: Collection of the late John and Lil Palmer, Purcellville, VA.
Jeffrey S. Evans/Green Valley Auctions, November 15, 2003, lot 1141.

Catalogue Note: The United Order of True Reformers was an African American fraternal organization founded in 1881 by William Washington Browne, a Methodist minister in Richmond, VA. Browne, who was born in 1849 to slave parents in Virginia, lived a momentous and accomplished life. W.E.B. Dubois characterized the UOTR as "[p]robably the most remarkable Negro organization in the country". The present walking stick is a rare survival and an important artifact of American history.
Condition
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Excellent original condition with minor wear.

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