D801a - Chair Leg Taken From The USS Cairo

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D801a - Chair Leg Taken From The USS Cairo

657.50
Here is, indeed, a one-of-a-kind find. It is a 9" chair spindle which was aboard the U.S.S. Cairo (sunk by Rebel action in 1863) and found by U.S. National Parks historian Ed Bearrs when the ship was raised in the 1960s. It is encased in a 15" x 12" Riker case with a picture of the U.S. S. Cairo Museum exterior and one of the ship as she was being restored. Along with the relic is a notebook full of information about the Cairo's history and her restoration, a 1 _ page letter explaining to the man from whom I bought this, the provenance and validity of the item, a complete roster of the Cairo's crew and abundant additional photos of the restoration work. In all, a wealth of information including a 2003 appraisal letter from me. This is, indeed, a unique package, one sure to entice a Civil War Navy buff.
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