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Boxed Compass

Auction:
2509
Lot:
952
Sold for:
$178$150

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

Description:

Boxed Compass, by "S. Thaxter & Son 125 State Street, Boston," nail-constructed ash and pine box with slide lid with vestiges of maker's label, housing a brass gimbal-mounted compass with maker's name, cardinal points, and fleur-de-lis at North, overall ht. 5, wd. 7 in.
Estimate $300-500

Small losses on cover corners.

Keywords

State Street, Brass instruments, Compass, Gimbal, Lis, Orientation, Orienteering, Qibla compass

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