Salute Cannon with Naval Carriage - $2,500 (New Bern)

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919 Broad St. near Queen St.

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### Item Description: Salute Cannon with Naval Carriage

- **Cannon:**
- Length: 29"
- Width: 8" at trunnions
- Bore: 1 3/8"
- Firing Tube: 18"
- **Carriage:**
- Length: 27 3/4"
- Width: 8" without wheels
- Height: 12"
- Wheels: 4" x 1 1/4"

This historically significant salute cannon originates from the summer estate of William Kissam Vanderbilt I, located in Oakdale, Long Island, New York. The estate, known as "Idle Hour," was a luxurious property built in 1878. The cannon, used for salutes and starting yacht races, reflects the grandeur and historical importance of the Vanderbilt family.

The cannon has undergone meticulous restoration in New Bern in 2010. The original hardware has been cleaned and repainted, and the wooden carriage has been faithfully reconstructed. The cannon measures 29 inches in length and features an 18-inch firing tube. The wooden naval carriage, complete with iron hardware, measures 27 3/4 inches in length and 12 inches in height.

**Historical Significance:**
- This cannon is connected to one of the most prominent families in American history, the Vanderbilts.
- It was originally part of the estate of William Kissam Vanderbilt I, grandson of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt.
- The cannon was acquired in an auction in 1959 and used as a lawn ornament before undergoing restoration.

- **Eastern NC Valuation:** $4,500
- **Countrywide Valuation:** $5,500

### Store Information:
Kind of Blue Antiques is located in historic New Bern, North Carolina, at 919 Broad Street, on Highway 17 ("The King's Highway"). We are open Monday to Saturday, from 10 AM to 6 PM. We accept all forms of payment and offer valuations for both Eastern NC and countrywide, plus shipping.

### Investment Quality:
Authentic antiques are a very strong buy in today's market compared to published valuations over the last 40 years. Antique valuations since the peak in 1988 have been declining to the bottom today. This is why investments in antiques today may likely increase.

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