William B. Tilton No. 1 Parlor Guitar, c. 1880, serial no. 831, the soundhole medallion engraved Wm. B. TILTON's/IMPROVEMENT./NEW YORK./Patented MARCH 1856./ZOGBAUM & FAIRCHILD/NEW YORK., the tailpiece engraved JOHN C. HAYNES & CO./MAKERS,/BOSTON and AWARDED TO/ZOGBAUM & FAIRCHILD/For the best Guitars./"Tilton's Patent"/1865/AMERICAN INSTITUTE/NEW YORK., the headstock stamped JOHN C. HAYNES & CO/BOSTON; together with a 19th century painting by Katherine W. Mulliken, signed KWM '89, depicting a parlor still life with Tilton guitar, oil on canvas, 31 1/2 x 23 1/2 in., framed.
Lot 1027, Estimate $600-800
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