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Scrimshaw Busk

Auction:
2468
Lot:
246
Sold for:
$563$475

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Scrimshaw Busk, late 19th century, whalebone busk, one side engraved with an American eagle panoply, the reverse with five bands depicting a Scottish highlander, a man on horseback, a girl, a stag and hunter, and an elegantly attired woman, lg. 12 3/4 in.
Estimate $150-200

Age crack extends down center, slightly warped, 1 1/4 x 1/8 in. loss to top edge.

Keywords

Bone, Carving, Corsetry, Engraving, Scrimshaw, Whaling

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