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Carved and Painted Shadow Box Diorama of Two Sailing Ships

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


Carved and Painted Shadow Box Diorama of Two Sailing Ships, attributed to Francis J. Ullock, Newcastle, New Brunswick, c. 1926, the vessels sail on a choppy blue-painted putty "sea," in a gold-painted, barrel-backed, and canted side shadow box frame, ht. 19 3/4, wd. 49 1/8, dp. 13 in.

Provenance: Pictou Lodge, Nova Scotia.

Note: The schooner in the diorama is the Bluenose, constructed in Nova Scotia in the early 20th century; she went undefeated in every International Schooner race in which she competed.
Estimate $600-800

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Francis J. Ullock, Newcastle