This 9” round basket has a squared oak stationary handle with cane staves and pine bottom. Each stave is nailed thru the base.
Mint condition with a rich honey patina, c. 1860-1870.See more photos...
A hand-stitched and fabricated leather footrest pig, in a brown rich supple finish, showing the texture of the aged leather.
Hand-stitched and made by the original designer, Dimitri Omersa. English, c. 1960. 16 ½” x 24” 10 ½”.See more photos...
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...
Cleaning 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.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...
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.See more photos...
10” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with shaped Oak swing handle notched ear.
Attributed to Captain James Wyer (1816-1899), c. 1880.
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.
Pair of carved and painted ship’s cathead terminals in the form of a lion’s face.
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.See more photos...