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Carved Whalebone and Whale Ivory Cane

Auction:
3023T
Lot:
1142
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3023T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 04, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Carved Whalebone and Whale Ivory Cane, 19th century, faceted and spiral-carved top consisting of alternating spacers of whale ivory and a dark exotic hardwood on a spiral whalebone shaft with an iron tip, lg. 33 in.
Estimate $600-800


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

19th-century fashion, Baleen, Bone, Clothing, Corsetry, Cultural history, Whale, Whalebone

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