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Sat, Dec 31, 2022 11:00AM EST
Lot 351

The Great Elm on Boston Common Framed Veneer

Estimate: $100 - $300

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$50 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

Framed veneer on wood board of the Great Elm of Boston Common. Produced in 1876. The veneer is made from the Great Elm, a large elm tree that was a landmark on Boston Common. The Elm was likely over 200 years old when it fell in a storm on February 15, 1876. A beloved symbol of the city, the Great Elm was memorialized on plaques like this. The plaque includes a lithograph by L. Prang and Co of the Great Elm on Boston Common, along with a quote by the Mayor of Boston at the time, Samuel Cobb. Also marked "Spurr's papered Veneer". The framed piece measures 18" tall by 13 1/4" wide by 1 3/4" deep. Condition: very good overall, with minor surface wear, crazing as expected. A wonderful piece of New England and Massachusetts history! Keywords: decor, decoration, MA, tree, trees, arboreal, historic, historical, Revolutionary War, Revolution, environmental