Central Plains Beaded Rifle Scabbard


Native tanned hide, beaded and fringed gun sheath. Remnants of red wool trade cloth decoration. Beaded in cobalt, pale blue, white, yellow and white-heart red, with panels at muzzle and beaded strips with yellow ochre on hide at the throat. 47" long; 17" longest fringe. Circa last quarter 19th century.
Provenance: Sotheby's Parke-Bernet auction, 1970s, tag attached.

Lot 199, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 20, 2017, Mesa, AZ.
Sold $3,540

Pictorial Lakota Beaded Coat

A fine European-cut, Lakota beaded coat on native tanned hide with horse motif. Five pair of colorful beaded horses: blue and red on front, and white, burgundy, and yellow & blue on verso. Great beading details, such as single bead eyes and colored ears. Five beaded pair of horseshoe tracks adorn the front, in shades of green, purple and blue. Heavily fringed and accented with a beaded diagonal design of yellow, red and aqua blue. Long leather drops hang from the pony tracks and the back. Wonderfully visual and unique. 29” long with fringe; circa early 20th century.

EX: Bill and Marilyn Lenox Collection.

Lot 242, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 10, 2017, Fort Worth.
Sold $5,900

Large, Plains Beaded Cradle

Beaded Plains cradle on Native tanned hide. Head and foot boards are fully beaded on fabric and sewn onto hide. The geometric design utilizes pale blue, cobalt, white, translucent red, yellow, black, green and pumpkin beads. Red wool bonnet adorned with larger translucent red and white beads. The upper edge is also trimmed in red wool. Soft hide encases the frame. Fringe attached to the upper and lower edges. 42" long, the width tapers from 16". With custom metal wall hanging support. 

Lot 231, Brian Lebel's Mesa Auction - January 21, 2017
Sold $17,110