Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift, mid-19th century, with turned ivory yarn cup supported on a turned whalebone shaft with turned barrel-form ivory clamp, expanding whalebone slats joined with silk ribbons, (minor age cracks, one slat broken, lacking some ribbons), ht. 24, dia. (opened) approx. 25 in.
Many of the slats are loose from the ribbons and string joining them.