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Trying to Identify Brass (Shako?) Plate. Thoughts?

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I recently picked this up at an estate.

A stamped brass plate about 9 1/4" long.

It has a large, prominent flower in the center with two eagles holding a banner that reads 'E Pluribus Unum'

It in fair condition, with some deterioration of the brass in spots.

I'm assuming it is military...but might be something else entirely?

I just cannot find one online that's like this.

Can anyone identify it and it's age? post-204072-0-25709600-1560088685_thumb.jpg

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I don't know, but I immediately thought of South Carolina with that tree in the middle.

 

Chris


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Can you post a picture of the back? Are there any screw posts or wire loops for attachment?


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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To me, this looks like the back plate of a CW era drawer pull. If it were for a shako, I would expect a lot of curve to it and no holes on the edges.

 

Allan


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Here are two pictures of the back. There is some curve to it.

I wasn't sure if the two holes on the ends could have been attachment points, but the dresser (or maybe trunk?) idea sounds plausible!

 

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To me, this looks like the back plate of a CW era drawer pull. If it were for a shako, I would expect a lot of curve to it and no holes on the edges.

 

Allan

 

Agreed. I think this is either a drawer pull or similar type of decorative metal plate. A shako badge would have some method of attachment, most likely brass wire loops for an older one.


Looking for older Virginia Military Institute items: insignia, uniforms, cadet sabers, documents, and groupings belonging to VMI alumni.

Also interested in Virginia Reserve Militia (VRM) uniforms and insignia, or other items of general Virginia interest.

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It seems a bit thick for a shako badge to me but I am far from knowledgeable about them.


David Turman

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