Relic Cloth From Washington’s HQ’s In Newburgh, NY – SOLD

Scrap of Horsehair Cloth From Washington’s Sofa From The Hasbrouck House.


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I bought this little relic cloth with the original art work depicting the Hasbrouck House in Newburgh, N.Y. which was the site of Washington’s Headquarters from March, 1782 through August, 1783; some of the hardest days for the Continental Army, the country and of course Washington himself.

The note on the small piece of paper reads, “A piece of Washington’s Sofa at his headquarters at Newburgh on the Hudson. 1776. On the reverse of the card, “Mr. I.R. Taylor, Given to D MacClure in about 1880.”

The hand colored sketch is from an engraving by James Smillie and featured in the New York Mirror, 1834. All this information and more is below the sketch. The artist is not known.

A nice piece of early American and Revolutionary War history.

The cloth fragment is 2 inches long. The artwork and write-up are on artist stock and is 8×11.

USPS First Class Mail  $4.00