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Charles Kennedy's Boxed Sextant

Auction:
2900T
Lot:
1122
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2900T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
June 01, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Charles Kennedy's Boxed Sextant, Negus, New York, patinated pierced frame with brass and inset silver scale reading 0-120, and engraved "Negus New York," index arm with vernier scale 0-20, and magnifier, brass sighting scope, horizon mirror, dual grouping of sun shades, ribbed ebony handle, all housed in a green felt-lined fitted box with two eyepieces, plaque on the lid reading "Charles Kennedy Culzean Castle AYR."
Estimate $20-200


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.

Keywords

Charles Kennedy, Astronomical instruments, Celestial navigation, Eyepiece, Measuring instruments, Negus, Octant, Vernier

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