Spring, 2017 Premier Auction - Closes April 1, 2017
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Stunning 1887 cabinet featuring a woven silk inset manufactured in the "Stevengraph" process.  The Stevengraph company produced a wide variety of woven silk materials near the turn of the century, a product of the Stevengraph Company of Coventry, England.  The company produced colorful pictures woven from silk well into the 1930s, but in 1940 the Stevengraph factory was destroyed in a German bombing attack.  Today, Stevengraphs are highly collectible.

Measuring 5 3/8" x 7 1/8", the cabinet pictures a Stevengraph image of bare knuckle boxer Jem Smith.   The cabinet itself is worn at the edges and corners, with a large chip of paper missing from the lower left corner of the "mount," and yet the silk image of Smith is stunning, depicting the boxer in black and white save for a red, white and blue belt and green socks.  The reverse of the cabinet, which appears to have sustained some damage over the years, contains extensive biographical information on Smith.

An absolutely beautiful cabinet, one of the more remarkable boxing-related items we have encountered.

1887 Stevengraph Jem Smith Woven Silk Cabinet1887 Stevengraph Jem Smith Woven Silk Cabinet
1887 Stevengraph Jem Smith Woven Silk Cabinet
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Auction closed on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
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