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Bone and Mother-of-pearl Inlaid and Scrimshaw-decorated Box

Auction:
2961B
Lot:
12
Sold for:
$9,840$8,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Bone and Mother-of-pearl Inlaid and Scrimshaw-decorated Box, Captain Spencer Pratt, Bristol, Rhode Island, 1835-55, the rectangular box inlaid all over in repeating mother-of-pearl pinwheels, stars, sunbursts, teardrops, a mariner's compass, flowering cornucopias, the hinged lid centering a polychrome scrimshaw-decorated panel with a spreadwing eagle above a Union shield, arrows, and olive branches, the back with bone-inlaid flags flanking Union shields, carved ring handles on the sides, all on turned bone feet, (losses, warp to lid), ht. 6, wd. 11 1/2, dp. 8 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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

Spencer Pratt, Box, Containers, Decorative arts, Inlay, Metalworking, Qibla compass, Scrimshaw, Tin box, Visual arts, Woodworking

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