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Paint-decorated Six-board Sea Chest

Auction:
2509
Lot:
963
Sold for:
$1,007$850

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

Description:

Paint-decorated Six-board Sea Chest, New England, late 18th century, painted green, the top, painted with a scene of "whaling in the South Pacific" signed Sam Coffin, opens to a well with till, (imperfections), ht. 15 1/2, wd. 38 1/2, dp. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $400-600

missing a becket handle; missing part of base molding on right and all of it on left; paint wear to whaling scene.

Keywords

Sam Coffin, New England, South Pacific, Economic history of the United States, Economy of Japan, Economy of the Netherlands, Fisheries science, Norway, Whaling

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