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Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk

Auction:
2743T
Lot:
1306
Sold for:
$246$200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2743T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 04, 2014 2:00PM

Description:

Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1849, the top stenciled in white paint "Capt. J. Coffin," the underside of the drawer bottom inscribed in pencil "Made in May 1849/New Bedford/Mass," and further marked on top edge of bottom "NANTUCKET," old surface, (imperfections), ht. 7, wd. 21, dp. 10 in.,

Note: The inscription reportedly refers to either James or Joshua Coffin of Nantucket.
Estimate $400-600

missing lower and right edge near drawer, lacks writing surface, staining, rust to keyhole with oxidation.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Joshua Coffin, New Bedford, Massachusetts

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