03-04-2012 03-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00AMCalender

Three Busks

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


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


France, Scotland