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.See more photos...
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.”See more photos...
Detailed Ship Diorama – $1800
Ship diorama, depicting a ship under full sail with detailed rigging and a small steam launch off the bow with an intricate painted village on the backboard and paper mache’ waves.
Framed in a black painted molded frame with a gilt liner.American, c. 1920. 27 ¼” x 43” x 7 ½”.See more photos...
Large Rooster Weathervane – $7500
Constructed with multiple scraps of cut-out and pieced sheet iron which are riveted together to create a beautiful form. Still retains an old mustard yellow, possibly original painted surface. Early blacksmith made and truly a one of a kind weathervane piece.
American, c. 1875, measures: 36” x 33”.See more photos...
Carved and painted wooden sperm whale plaque, Clark G. Voorhees Jr. (1911-1980), Old Lyme, Connecticut, and Weston, Vermont.
Third quarter of the 20th century.
Signed with impressed artist’s initials “CV” and “C. VOORHEES” on the reverse.
Ht. 5 in., lg. 17 1/2 in.
Round staved cheese box with two button hole hoops and matching fitted fingered lid.
Both the lid and the base have a stamped impression of its owner, “J. Dyer” (Joseph Dyer,).
The Dyer family was one of the most famous of all Enfield Shakers. Joseph Dyer (1173-1858), a farmer from Strafford, NH, his wife Mary and five children moved to the Enfield Shaker community in 1813.See more photos...