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Relief Carved Mahogany Whaling Scene

Auction:
2431
Lot:
286
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 01, 2008 3:00PM

Description:

Relief Carved Mahogany Whaling Scene, signed "A. Cameron," probably early 20th century, the scene showing two whaleboats with crews, one boat and crew tossed into the air by a spouting sperm whale, with the mother ship and iceberg in the distance, integral carved frame, 23 1/4 x 34 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Two fairly unobtrusive shrinkage cracks from rt edge, one about 11/2 in. on molding, the other about 6 in lg., and goes into image.

Keywords

Economic history of the United States, Economy of Japan, Sperm whales, Whale, Whaleboat, Whaling

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