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Scrimshaw Mahogany and Panbone Oval Ditty Box

Auction:
2431
Lot:
263
Sold for:
$1,778$1,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Scrimshaw Mahogany and Panbone Oval Ditty Box, probably America, mid-19th century, fitted with mahogany lid and base, engraved decorations on sides of an eagle, a Federal house with cow and tree, a windmill, a horse and cart, and a stag pulling a figure on a sled, a floral border around lid rim, (small losses), ht. 2 3/4, dia. 6 in.
Estimate $600-800

Some small losses on edge of bone cover rim and base edge. two nails missing on lower edge with a sliver of the panbone is missing about 1/8 x 1/2 in.

Keywords

Mahogany, Nail, Rim

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