Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
- Date / Time :
- August 15, 2010 10:00AM
Whalebone and Ivory Yarn Swift, mid-19th century, the turned ivory yarn cup with an inset c. 1829-1837 capped Liberty bust/eagle half dime (date not visible) to center, supported on a turned whalebone shaft with turned barrel-form ivory table clamp, the cup and the clamp inlaid with red and black sealing wax, the expanding whalebone slats joined with cotton string, ht. 21 1/4, dia. (opened) approx. 23 in.
Good condition, opens smoothly.