Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
March 4, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane

Sell one like this
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2985BLocation: BostonDate / Time: March 04, 2017 10:00AM


Carved and Inlaid Whale Ivory and Whalebone Cane, 19th century, geometrically carved knob with inlaid ebony-bordered mother-of-pearl squares and ebony dots, the shaft with diamond-shaped inlay of abalone and mother-of-pearl against a whalebone and ebony background above a tapering whalebone shaft, lg. 37 in.

Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, August 6, 1994.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

The head has cracks across the width, spits in the lower two ebony collars, there is split and associated lifting of an area of whalebone associated with two long mother-of-pearl insets.

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.


Rafael Osona