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Cane Made from the USS Merrimack /CSS Virginia

Auction:
3034M
Lot:
158
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Sale #3034M - 3034M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 26, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Cane Made from the USS Merrimack/CSS Virginia, c. 1869, round oak cane with an ivory handle, carved on the top "MERIMAC," with a silver ferrule under the handle engraved "Wm A DELANEY/TO/CAPT. S.B. KINGSTON/Sept. 1st 1869," overall lg. 32 3/4 in.

Provenance: The collection of Nicholas A. Penachio.
Estimate $700-900

Cane is in very good condition.


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

S.B. KINGSTON, Nicholas A. Penachio, Assistive cane, Ferrule, Merrimac, Virginia