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Small Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk

Auction:
2900T
Lot:
1093
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Small Scrimshaw-decorated Whalebone Busk, America, 19th century, with one shaped and one peaked end, decorated on one side with patriotic and military motifs including cannon, a sailing vessel, an eagle and shield above crossed flags, and a monument, the other side with a palm tree, flower, compass rose, and cornucopia, centering the initials "NB," lg. 10 in.
Estimate $400-600


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.

Keywords

Bone, Busk, Compass, Corsetry, Flag, Vexillology

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