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Seaman's Quadrant

Auction:
2900T
Lot:
1024
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Seaman's Quadrant, 17th century, the triangular wood body with arched bottom engraved with arcs and scales, the reverse side with circular brass plate engraved with depictions of constellations, ht. 4 1/4, wd. 6 in.
Estimate $800-1,200


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Astronomical instruments, Islamic astronomy, Islamic technology, Measuring instruments, Quadrant, Surveying

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