American Flag from 1837

Posted on Jan 9, 2014

What An Honor to work on this piece of American history! The flag is a family heirloom from 1837. It sailed with the grand sire of a client on his own merchant vessel. It’s an example of a “Great Star” design.

Great Star American Flag restoration

Magnolia Lane restores 1831 American Flag


The flag was in good condition but had some holes and tears.  It also had some sections of delicately shredded and/or completely missing fabric.  We attached hemp fabric backing to strengthen and re-form the flag.  The holes were patched with matching fabric.  Grommets were added to the top of the flag and the grommets were covered with jute cord.  The flag is now proudly displayed at the owner’s home! Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your unique projects.

1831 American Flag Restoration close up

Close up details shows the restorations