Half Bushel Nantucket Lightship Basket

Half Bushel Nantucket Lightship BasketHalf Bushel Nantucket Lightship Basket  – $3500

Half bushel Nantucket lightship basket with thick Oak staves, handle and ears.

The base is turned from Mahogany. Both the handle and the bottom of the base is stamped “R.P.P”. Unknown maker, c, 1875.

 

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Folk Art American Shield

Folk Art American ShieldFolk Art American Shield – $1500

Folk art painted sign of an American shield with thirteen raised stars on a blue field above red and white stripes and a scalloped top.

Pine with paint and gesso. American, c. 1940, 31” x 24”.

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Relief Carved Nantucket Plaque by James Walter Folger

Relief Carved Nantucket Plaque by James Walter FolgerRelief Carved Nantucket Plaque by James Walter Folger
– $15,000

Relief carved painted plaque of a fisherman sitting in his shack carved from a single piece of hardwood.

Very detailed with minor paint loss. “Nantucket, Mass James Walter Folger 1912” is carved in the border. The back is also carved with his name and his business card. The probable location is North Wharf.

James W. Folger (1851-1918). 13” x 19 “ x 3 ½”.

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7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger

7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger7 ½” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger  –  $3500

7 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with brass ears, with the interior bottom stenciled, “R Folger Maker, Nantucket, Mass,”.

Made by Rowland Folger (1803-1883) c. 1870.

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“Employees Only” Sign

“Employees Only” Sign“Employees Only” Sign – $1750

Painted yellow block lettering on black ground. Original untouched paint.

7.5” x 24.75” c. 1890.

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Carved Pine Finback with Stand

Carved Pine Finback with StandCarved Pine Finback with Stand  – $650

Finback whale on stand, carved from pine.

Unknown maker, c. 1950.

4 ½” x 17”

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10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger

10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger  – $2000

10” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with swing handle and deep exposed wooden ears.

Attributed to Rowland Folger (1803-1883). Folger is considered one of the early makers of Nantucket baskets. c. 1870.

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Whaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace Long

Whaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace LongWhaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace Long – $6500

Whaler and Whale Whirligig
Made by Wallace Long (1891-1955).
All original except for replaced paddles.
c. 1952. 41” x 40” x 11”.

Captain Wallace Long spent most of his years on the sea, where he captained a number of Nantucket boats, including the Alice Wentworth. Long was also considered one of Nantucket’s finest cabinet makers. In later years he worked as a custodian at the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

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“Cleaning Fish” by Lemuel Eldred

“Cleaning Fish” by Lemuel EldredCleaning Fish by Lemuel Eldred – $2800

Oil on Board, 11 ½” x 13 ½” sight.
Lemuel Eldred (1848-1921).

Marine painter and etcher Lemuel D. Eldred was born and raised in Fairhaven,  Massachusetts near New Bedford’s whaling community. He studied for a short time at the Academie Julian in Paris (1880) and traveled throughout Europe (1883) but he claimed he was self-taught. He exhibited in Boston and at the National  Academy in 1876. His work is represented in the Peabody Museum of Salem, MA., the Old Dartmouth Historical Society and the Kendall Whaling Museum.

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Vintage Pub Sign “Par”

Vintage Pub Sign "Par"Vintage Pub Sign “Par” – $750

Sand painted with gilt lettering pub sign.
American, c. 1940-1950.
12 ½” x 24 ¾”.

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Carved Sailor’s Whimsy

Carved Sailor’s Whimsy  – $2500

Sailor’s whimsy with carved ball within a ball with two carved hooks at ends, one end being a sea horse and the other a duck.

American, c. 1880. 23″ long.

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Sheet Iron Rooster Weathervane

Sheet Iron Rooster WeathervaneSheet Iron Rooster Weathervane  –  $1650

Rooster Weathervane, made of sheet iron in a silhouette form, with weathered gilded surface.

New England, c. 1890-1900,  21 1/2″ x 15″.

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Four Shell Framed Glass Roundels

Four Shell Framed Glass Roundels  –  $4850

Collection of four shell framed glass roundels in different forms. Each with original shop print: Titanic, Olympic, schooner and small steamer.

All shells original and in great condition.

English, early 20th century.

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The Clapp and James Family Tree

The Clapp and James Family Tree –  $1750

Pen, ink and painted. Each branch with a descendant’s name and vital statistics.

Worcester, Massachusetts, c. 1828. 17 ½” x 13 ¾”, sight.

A handwritten label on the reverse reads “For Mr. Elisha Tolman Living in Worcester, Mass. Done by His Mother Charlotte A. James when in school under the care of her Uncle Galen James.”

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Painted Bottle Rack

Painted Bottle RackPainted Bottle Rack –  $450

Painted bottle rack with original paint.

Found in Vermont.

New England, c. 1940. 26 ½” x 17 ¼” 4 ¾”.

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British Woolwork of Three Mast Ship

British Woolwork of Three Mast Ship  –  $4000

Sailor’s Woolwork (Woolie) of a three mast ship with eighteen gun ports in a Birds Eye Maple frame.

English, c 1870. 13″ x 15″.

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Copper Swordfish Weathervane

Copper Swordfish Weathervane –  $4500

A full body molded copper swordfish weathervane with sheet copper finsand a well  delineated forked tail and variegated verdigris patina.
American, c. 1940.

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Pressed Brass Gilded Eagle

Pressed Brass Gilded EaglePressed Brass Gilded Eagle  –  $1500

Pressed brass gilded eagle. Eagles like this one were used in parades and decorated the interiors of Civil War veteran halls, armories and other government buildings.

American, c. 1865-1875, 11 ½” x 25”

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Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post

Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post with copper ring.  American, c. 1920. Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post – $1250

Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post with copper ring.

American, c. 1920.

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Large Carved Ship Diorama

Large carved and painted ship diorama with two ships, “Bluenose and “Cutty Sark”, sitting on a choppy blue painted putty sea, with barrel back and canted mirrored sides. Made by Francis Ullock (1888-1928). Canadian, c. 1926, 19 ¾” x 50” x 13”.Large Carved Ship Diorama  – $2800

Large carved and painted ship diorama with two ships, “Bluenose and “Cutty Sark”, sitting on a choppy blue painted putty sea, with barrel back and canted mirrored sides.

Made by Francis Ullock (1888-1928). Canadian, c. 1926, 19 ¾” x 50” x 13”.

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Calligraphic Drawing of a Horse

Calligraphic Drawing of a HorseCalligraphic Drawing of a Horse – $2400

An ink on paper calligraphic drawing of a horse signed ‘Goffman’ on the lower left. American, circa 1897.

13.75″ 21.5″.

 

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10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer

10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer – $3500

10” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with shaped Oak swing handle notched ear.

Attributed to Captain James Wyer (1816-1899), c. 1880.

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Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to the Coffin School

Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket attributed to the Coffin SchoolRare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket attributed to the Coffin School – $3250

Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with unusual dainty notched swing handle and thinly filed Oak staves.

Attributed to the Coffin School, where in the early part of the 20th century grade school girls were taught basket weaving in home economics, c .1925.

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Pair of Ship’s Catheads

Pair of Ship's CatheadsPair of Ship’s Catheads

Pair of carved and painted ship’s cathead terminals in the form of a lion’s face.

c. 1875
16 ¾” x 15” x 6”

A cathead is a large beam located on either bow of a sailing ship and angled outward at about 45 degrees. The beam supports the ship’s anchor when raising or lowering it and for carrying the anchor on its stock-end when suspended outside the ship’s side. The cathead provides both a sturdy beam to support the massive weight of the anchor, and to hold the metal anchor away from the wooden side of the ship. The projecting end or terminal cap of the beam were often embellished and commonly carved with a feline face that of a cat or lion.

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Two Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes.

3 ½ Inch Open Round Two Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes.Two Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes – $1400

3 ½” Open round “Two Egg” Nantucket lightship basket.

Signed on the bottom, “Made in Nantucket Jose Reyes”.

Jose F Reyes (1902-1980), c. 1950’s.

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