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Star-form Inlaid Veneer Wooden Box and Contents

Auction:
2482
Lot:
256
Sold for:
$948$800

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

Description:

Star-form Inlaid Veneer Wooden Box and Contents, America, late 19th century, probably sailor made, the box containing seven brass naval buttons, four with "RHODE ISLAND HOPE" with anchor motif, two with the letter "P," and one with an American eagle, two carved ivory centennial buttons with the years "1776" and "1876" carved in relief, a keyring with ten whalebone identification tags, two whalebone buttons with carved fox heads, box ht. 3 1/2, dia. 8 7/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

Keywords

sailor, Bone, Fashion

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