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Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift

Auction:
2482
Lot:
236
Sold for:
$1,126$950

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 08, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Many of the slats are loose from the ribbons and string joining them.

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