Carved and Painted Whale Board by George Grant

Carved and Painted Whale Board by George GrantCarved and Painted Whale Board by George Grant – $18,000

Carved and painted six whale species board attributed to George Grant of Nantucket (1857-1942).

Grant, the son of whaling captain Charles Grant, was born in 1857 during a whaling voyage. His mother, Nancy Grant traveled with her husband and gave birth to all her children at ports in the Pacific during voyages.

George Grant harpooned his first whale at age sixteen and continued in the whaling business into his thirties.

Later, as curator of the Whaling Museum, he was a wonderful source of information about Nantucket’s whaling past.

18 ½” x 34 ½”. circa 1920.

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Sailor-Boy Whirligig by Lincoln Ceely

Lincoln Ceely Sailor-Boy WhirligigSailor-Boy Whirligig by Lincoln Ceely – $1800

Carved and painted sailor-boy whirligig made by Lincoln Ceely (1865-1950). Ceely was a well known Nantucket cabinet and clock maker who also painted and carved. Stamped on the back, each paddle has ‘Nantucket, Mass’ written in pencil.

19” overall on stand.

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Fishing Boats “Old South Wharf” by Charles Gordon Harris

Fishing Boats “Old South Wharf” by Charles Gordon Harris – $4800

Oil on Canvas.
Signed, Charles Gordon Harris (1891-1963).

24 1/2″ x 29 1/2″.

Signed and inscribed on back “Fishing Boats Old South Wharf” and Dated 1947.

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The Town Clock by George Lear

The Town Clock by George LearThe Town Clock by George Lear – Sold!

Oil on Canvas 19” x 18”, sight.
George Lear (1879-1956).

Scene of the iconic Nantucket clock as seen from Stone Alley.

Signed lower right and date 1945.

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Nantucket Tambour Desk

Nantucket Tambour DeskNantucket Tambour Desk – $12,500

Nantucket tambour desk made of fine mahogany and inlays. The tambour slide top section consists of eight drawers with a fine inlaid center door. The bottom section has a fold out writing desk and three drawers with a shaped skirt on tapered inlaid feet.

The desk was found with an 1899 scales receipt, purchased from Joseph Remsem. Remsen was the Sankaty Lighthouse Keeper from 1892-1919.

53″ x 42″ x 20 1/2″

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The Sailor’s Return by Samuel Davis Otis

The Sailor's Return by Samuel Davis OtisThe Sailor’s Return by Samuel Davis Otis – Sold!

Painted Plaster Shadowbox, 19 1/2″ x 24″, c.1930-1940.

Samuel Davis Otis (1889-1961).

Samuel Davis Otis was born in Sherwood, NY, the son of Stephen and Mary Otis. Otis was a nationally known artist and illustrator, and one of the founding members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.

His great Grandfather was James Gorham, a Nantucket Whaler. In the summers he and his family resided in Sconset. It was on the island where he bacame interested in plaster. He made full figured molds as well as pictorial painted shadow boxes.

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