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Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift

Auction:
2509
Lot:
950
Sold for:
$1,126$950

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift, mid-19th century, the turned ivory yarn cup with an inset c. 1829-1837 capped Liberty bust/eagle half dime (date not visible) to center, supported on a turned whalebone shaft with turned barrel-form ivory table clamp, the cup and the clamp inlaid with red and black sealing wax, the expanding whalebone slats joined with cotton string, ht. 21 1/4, dia. (opened) approx. 23 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Good condition, opens smoothly.

Keywords

Bone, Clamp, Ivory, Swift

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