Baltimore Harbor Activity by Bennard Perlman

Baltimore Harbor ActivityBaltimore Harbor Activity by Bennard Perlman by Bennard Perlman- $3500

Oil on Masonite, 19 ½” x 23 ½”.
Signed and Dated, Bennard Perlman, 1953.

This was one of 110 works accepted for the nationwide traveling American-Jewish Tercentenary Exhibition, celebrating the 300th anniversary of Jewish settlement in America.

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Ship’s Captain’s Mahogany Decanter Shelf

Ship's Captain's Mahogany Decanter ShelfShip’s Captain’s Mahogany Decanter Shelf

Ship Captains Mahogany decanter shelf from Whaleship “Wanderer”. This decanter shelf was purchased in the 1940’s and has been in a private collection ever since.

New England, c. 1880, 3 ½” x 32” x 8”.

Built in Mattapoisett in 1878, the bark Wanderer was a first class vessel in every aspect, and it was the last whaler, or any vessel for that matter built in the town of Mattapoisett. She made over a dozen whaling voyages, the last one being on 1924. 

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Sailor Made Victorian Shellwork Box

Sailor Made Victorian Shellwork BoxSailor Made Victorian Shellwork Box – $1250

Sailor made Victorian seashell encrusted hinged box with four gem tintypes portraits mounted on top with wallpaper lining.

American, c.1875. 4 ½” x 13” x 9”.

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Half-Hull “Emily”

Half-Hull “Emily”Half-Hull “Emily” – $3200

Carved and painted half hull mounted on the original shaped backboard in untouched condition.

American. c.1880.

26” long.

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Unusual Early 19th Century Pine Shelf

Unusual Early 19th Century Pine ShelfUnusual Early 19th Century Pine Shelf – $3850

A painted pine hanging shelf in unusual triangle form with scalloped surround, retaining its original red paint.

Pennsylvania , c.1820.

25 1/2″ x 34″ x 6″.

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Carved and Gilded Eagle in a Rare Form

Carved and Gilded Eagle in a Rare Form – $4500

Perched on a rock with with open bat-like wings. Old cement repair to the base.

Found in Peterborough, NH. American late 19th century.

24″ height x 20″ width.

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Painted Tool Board

Painted Tool BoardPainted Tool Board – $2500

Painted Tool Board with original hooks and original black and yellow paint.

New England, c.1950, 27″ x 42″.

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Carved and Painted Silent Butler

Carved and Painted Silent ButlerCarved and Painted Silent Butler – $950

Carved and painted silent butler with original paint and varnish. Great crackleure surface.

35 1/2″ height, 9″ diameter base. Circa 1940.

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Folk Carved and Painted Deer

Folk Carved and Painted DeerFolk Carved and Painted Deer – $3500

With leather ears and tail and painted antler.

American, c.1930-1940.

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Tramp Art Mirror

Tramp Art MirrorTramp Art Mirror – $2500

Tramp art mirror, deeply layered with alternating woods in a pyramidal design.

c.1930.

29 ½” x 26” x 2 ½”.

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Souvenir Memory Quilt

Souvenir Memory QuiltSouvenir Memory Quilt – $8500

Souvenir memory quilt, pieced with school pennants, flags, felt tobacco premiums, and portraits.

Found in Missouri. c. 1920.

64″ x 96″.

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Patriotic Whirligig

Patriotic WhirligigPatriotic Whirligig – Sold!

A Patriotic whirligig, folksy figural carving of a man dressed in a blue jacket, red trousers, wearing a blue brimmed tophat. Painted red and white arrow style paddles.

American, c.1930.

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“No Smoking In This Building.”, Double Sided Painted Sign

"No Smoking In This Building.", Double Sided Painted Sign“No Smoking In This Building.”, Double Sided Painted Sign – $450

Double sided painted sign in block lettering.

c.1940, 12 ½” x 32”.

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Large Ship in a Bottle

Large Ship in a BottleLarge Ship in a Bottle – Sold!

Large ship in a bottle with four ships and lighthouse.

13″ Long. c.1940.

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Carved Mahogany Plaque with Whaling Scene

Carved Mahogany Plaque with Whaling SceneCarved Mahogany Plaque with Whaling Scene – Sold!

Wooden relief plaque depicting a whaling scene with a stove boat. Carved out of one piece of mahogany, signed bottom right.

Anna Field Cameron (1849-1931) c. 1920. 23” x 34” 1 ½”.

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Large Staghorn Vizagapatam Sewing Box

Large Staghorn Vizagapatam Sewing BoxLarge Staghorn Vizagapatam Sewing Box – Sold

Large staghorn Vizagapatam sewing box, the interior with compartments, needle cases, thimbles, tape holders, etc. in ivory, engraved and etched, on raised feet.

Anglo- Indian, c.1810. 8 ½” x 13 ¼” x 10 ¼”.

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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 – $28,000

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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Chrysanthemums in a Vase by Elizabeth Coffin

Chrysanthemums in a Vase by Elizabeth CoffinChrysanthemums in a Vase by Elizabeth Coffin

Oil on Canvas, 30” x 25” Sight.
Signed and dated, Elizabeth Coffin 1888.
Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin (1850-1930).

Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin was born of Nantucket Quaker parentage in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at Vassar College, The Hague Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League in New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in addition to traveling extensively in Europe and California. She was a pupil of Thomas Eakins.

Beginning in the 1880s, Coffin began to summer regularly on Nantucket, painting brilliant genre scenes and portraits that capture the quaint and fading way of life of post-whaling Nantucket. After moving to Nantucket permanently in 1900, her artistic output declined, and she began to devote her energies to reviving instruction in handicrafts at the Coffin School.

An eighth-generation descendant of original Nantucket settlers Tristram and Dionis Coffin, the artist returned to the island of her ancestors, leaving a legacy of outstanding paintings and devoted public service.

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Ship Diorama of a Nantucket Whaler by Samuel Davis Otis

Ship Diorama of a Nantucket Whaler by Samuel Davis OtisShip Diorama of a Nantucket Whaler by Samuel Davis Otis

Ship Diorama of a Nantucket Whaler, circa 1930

This painted plaster diorama was made by Samuel Davis Otis (1889-1961). The figural portrait is of Otis’ great grandfather, James Gorham (1791-1871), who was a Nantucket whaling captain. The portrait depicts the Captain beside a floral urn on a marbleized tabletop holding a gilt capped walking stick
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 became interested in plaster. He made full figured molds as well as pictorial painted shadow boxes.
18″ x 21″ x 4″

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Steamboat Wharf by Walter Francis Brown

Steamboat Wharf by Walter Francis BrownSteamboat Wharf  by Walter Francis Brown – Sold

c. 1900
Oil on canvas, 14” x 12”, sight.

Walter Francis Brown(1853-1929) visited Nantucket at the end of the century, drawn like many other late-nineteenth-century genre painters by the opportunity to paint scenes that express a sense of the island’s natural beauty and fading past. Brown was born in Providence, Rhode Island, studied painting at Brown University, and later with Gérôme and Bonnat in Paris, and painted extensively in Venice, where he died in 1929. He also worked as an illustrator of such books as Mark Twain’s A Tramp Abroad and Charles Miller’s Roger Williams.

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Rattan Woven Violin Case

Rattan Woven Violin CaseRattan Woven Violin Case – $775

Rattan woven violin case with dark patina and original interior felt.

31” long.

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Sailor’s Valentine “A Present from Barbados”

Sailor's Valentine "A Present from Barbados"Sailor’s Valentine “A Present from Barbados” – Sold

Large single sailors valentine mounted in Mahogany octagonal case with center inscription “A Present From Barbados”.

“Shreve Crump & Low” paper label is taped to back side.

Barbados, c.1870, 12”.

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