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Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
November 19, 2021 10:00 AMCalender
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Carved and Painted Whalebone Model Ship

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$10,000$8,000
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3855BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: November 19, 2021 10:00AM

Description:

Carved and Painted Whalebone Model Ship, probably French Prisoner of War-made, c. 1790, model of a warship bearing the name "THE ROYAL GEORGE" on its stern, likely referring to the English ship of the line, the HMS Royal George, with carved polychrome male figurehead, carved and painted stern decoration, and painted details including cannons, firing ports, railings, and figures on deck, model lg. 22 1/4, wd. 7 1/2, ht. 18 in., case lg. 26 3/4, wd. 10 1/2, ht. 22 1/4 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

no major replacements or repairs, some case glass replaced, some rigging to the mizzenmast needs retying.


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