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Blue-painted Oval Covered Box with Carved Ebony Whale

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
353
Sold for:
$4,148$3,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Blue-painted Oval Covered Box with Carved Ebony Whale, Nantucket, 19th century, small oval lapped-seam box with pine top and bottom and maple sides, the cover topped with an applied carved ebony sperm whale plaque in high relief, (minor imperfections), ht. 2 3/8, dia. 5 1/8 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

The cover has a 3 3/4 in. tight crack, old minor slivers of losses on lower cover rim edge, one small loss on cover rim is about 1/3 x 1/4 in. at finger joinery.

Keywords

Ebony Whale, Megafauna, Sperm Whale

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