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Three Busks

Auction:
2585B
Lot:
414
Sold for:
$711$600

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 04, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Three Busks, mid-19th century, two whalebone busks: one with engraved allegorical figures of two ladies with swords and shields in national costume representing Scotland and France flanking a costumed figure of a gentleman reclining with a lion and lioness (bowed, cracked); one depicting an urn of flowers, a fort flying American flags, a decorated arch, a tree, and a shield with leafy branches; a chip-carved maple busk with carved pinwheels, rosettes, and geometric designs, the back with three early 20th century labels: an inventory label from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, one inscribed "Busk From Old Ship MEXICAN," and one with the name "Eddy N. Smith...Nolan Collection," lg. 11-13 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Keywords

France, Scotland, Bone, Busk, Corsetry, Pinwheel

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