***** HERE ***** WILLIAM & GEORGE CHANCE SxS PERCUSSION FOWLING PIECE FROM THE RUTLEDGE-ROSE FAMILY OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA NVSN
Price: Gone to Charlton Hall Auction October 26, 2017
HERE ***** WILLIAM & GEORGE CHANCE SxS PERCUSSION FOWLING PIECE CIRCA 1790-1840 NVSN POSSIBLY CONVERTED FROM THE ORIGINAL FLINTLOCK. Engraved forward action locks marked on both sides: "WM & GeoE Chance" Engraved hammers, trigger guard w/ pineapple finial, breech and top rib extension marked: "LONDON" in gold.One piece English walnut stock chequered at the wrist w/ cheek piece & double fastened forearm. Pineapple finial in silver on fore hand of stock. Hardwood ramrod w/ brass tip & two iron ramrod ferrules. Pointing hunting dog inlay in silver on top of wrist & on hand of stock. Engraved steel buttplate w/ 3 inch top strap
PROVENANCE: Descended from the Rutledge-Rose (Archibald Rutledge) Family of Charleston, South Carolina.
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL PIECE AND REMINDER OF THE ANTE-BELLUM SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY PLANTATION LIFESTYLE (READ "HOME BY THE RIVER" BY ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE")