Early American Militaria to Highlight Bonhams & Butterfields’ Fall Sale

artwork: Photograph of a group of items that will be sold at the Antique Arms and Armor and Modern Sporting Guns sale. - Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields

SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields is proud to announce that its November 14, 2011 Antique Arms and Armor and Modern Sporting Guns sale in San Francisco will feature a single-owner collection of more than 400 lots of American militaria, including military headgear, uniforms, edged weapons, firearms and accoutrements, illustrating all facets of military life, from the Federal Period through the Civil War. Highlighting the auction will be a number of uniform ensembles from the early Federal Period and Civil War, as well as a historic, Paris-made Confederate artillery officer’s frock coat of Lt. Col. Richard Snowden Andrews.