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Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Sailor-made Trinket Box

Auction:
2482
Lot:
264
Sold for:
$5,036$4,250

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

Description:

Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Sailor-made Trinket Box, 19th century, rectangular box with hinged lid centered with an oval ivory plaque engraved with the name "W.A. Coit," the top and sides inlaid with numerous mother-of-pearl and abalone shapes including, stars, hearts, pinwheel, and geometric, a typed label on the base reads "Waity A. Sanford born Feb. 3, 1821 of Royal and Mary A. Sanford of Warren married Aug. 15, 1842 George M. Coit 2nd," (imperfections), ht. 4 1/2, wd. 9 1/4, dp. 5 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Shrinkage crack across dp. of cover, inlay losses on 8 shapes, some pieces of veneer border strips are missing, one carved bone foot is missing.

Keywords

Mary A. Sanford, Royal Sanford, Warren, Abalone, Inlay

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