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

Fine Northern Plains Artifact, Ready to Dispay

Lot 161: Northern Plains Beaded Rifle Scabbard

Nicely constructed beaded rifle scabbard on native tanned hide, with classic geometric beadwork in two shades of blue, white, red and yellow. With remnants for blue cotton cloth at seam. 48" long without fringe; 7" wide at widest point. Circa 1880-90s. Includes custom wall mounts.

Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 11, 2016
Sold $8,850