Premier Fine Art & Antiques Auction
August 29, 2023
Below is just a small portion of the massive selection of high quality art & antiques to be featured in our upcoming August 29th 2023 auction! This auction will span multiple genres of collectibles, including Fine Paintings & Art, Jewelry & Silver, Orientalia, Rare Glass & Lamps, Early & Victorian Furniture, Decoys, Carvings, Coin-Op, & MORE!
CONFEDERATE MCELROY OFFICER SWORD “WE WILL CONQUER OR DIE”.
Classic “W. J. McElroy / Macon Geo.” etched foot officer sword, black leather grip, smooth plain pommel & quillon. 29.5″ Blade has long taper to point unique to this make, 18″ etched panels include full firm marking, flags, crossed cannon, military drum, large fancy script “CS”, and patriotic early war sentiment in script: “We will Conquer or die” as over 250,000 Confederate soldiers did.
This is a wonderful example in beautiful condition with deep clear etching, perfect grip and patina. There is accompanying scabbard for display.