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Nineteenth-Century Stevengraph Baseball Silk "First Innings"
Starting Bid - $400.00, Sold For - $2,088.00
Classic nineteenth-century Stevengraph silk entitled "First Innings." This early baseball scene, executed in a tapestry of woven silk, features a game in progress and encompasses the field of play and grandstand area as well. The medium of silk weaving allows for extraordinary detail and brilliant color. Produced by Stevengraph Works, the preeminent woven silk manufacturers of the era, the silk (5.75 x 2 inches) is housed in its original large cabinet card style matting (8 x 5.25 inches) with label on reverse as originally issued. This is one of a small series of display silks with a sporting theme produced by Stevengraph in the early 1890s. The only Stevengraph ever produced relating to baseball, "First Innings" is highly prized by both Stevengraph and baseball collectors. Excellent to Mint condition. Framed to total dimensions of 12 x 9 inches. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $2,088.00
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