Quilled & Netted Sash made by James Blake based from the original example collected around 1780 by Sir. John Caldwell, 5th Baronet of Castle Caldwell and Lt. in the 8th Regiment of Foot. Called "Appatto" The Runner by the Ojibwa people, Caldwell's collection remained in Ireland until part of it was acquired by a German collector, Arthur Speyer. When, in 1973 the Museum repatriated the outstanding Speyer collection of Indian objects made during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it also acquired the Caldwell pieces. The original sash now resides in the Museum of fine Arts Boston.
Copy and photos supplied by James Blake.