Early Covered Nantucket Lightship Basket by A. D. Williams

Early Covered Nantucket Lightship Basket by A. D. WilliamsEarly Covered Nantucket Lightship by A.D. Williams – Sold!

9” Round Nantucket lightship basket with hinged top and turned knob.

Most of these early 20th century lidded market baskets were made by AD Williams, b.1857.

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Carved Whaleboard by Captain George Grant

Carved Whaleboard by Captain George GrantCarved Whaleboard by Captain George Grant –  Sold!

Small carved and painted whale species board by Captain George Grant featuring twelve carved whales, mounted on a painted pine board with roped frame.

Signed on the back with description of whales carved. c. 1930, 8 ½” x 10 ½”.

George Grant (1857-1942), the son of nantucket’s most successful whaling captain Charles Grant, was born in Samoa 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.George Grant harpooned his first whale at age sixteen and continued in the whaling business into his thirties. Later in life he became the Nantucket Historical Association’s first curator of the Whaling Museum.

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“School of Salmon” Oil on Board by Charles Wilkinson

School of SalmonSchool of Salmon – Oil on Board by Charles Wilkinson – Sold!

School of Salmon
Oil on Board
Charles Wilkinson c. 1975

28 ¼” x 42 ½”

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Napoleonic POW Domino Set

Napoleonic POW Domino SetNapoleonic POW Domino Set – Sold

Exceptional Napoleonic prisoner of war domino set made of exotic hardwood, with sliding top mounted with relief carved bone lions, and a decorative compass rose inlay.

French, c. 1810. 2” x 8″ x 2”.

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Vintage Hand Colored Map of Nantucket Island

Hand colored vintage map of Nantucket Island, decorated with small illustrations of clipper ships, a spouting whale, a compass rose and simple cartography, showing villages, ponds, major roads and beaches. In the style of Austin Strong. Unknown maker, c. 1970  33” x  41”x 2 ½”.Vintage Hand Colored Map of Nantucket Island – Sold!

Hand colored vintage map of Nantucket Island, decorated with small illustrations of clipper ships, a spouting whale, a compass rose and simple cartography, showing villages, ponds, major roads and beaches.

In the style of Austin Strong.

Unknown maker, c. 1970  33” x  41”x 2 ½”.

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5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro

5” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with original paper label with oak staves and handle and a sycamore bottom. Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952).5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Ferdinand Sylvaro – Sold

5” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with original paper label with oak staves and handle and a sycamore bottom.

Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952).

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Folky Ship Portrait of Ship “Morro Castle”

Folky Ship Portrait of Ship “Morrow Castle”Folky Ship Portrait of Ship “Morro Castle” – Sold

Ship portrait of steamer “Morro Castle”

The Morro Castle was named after a Havana fortress and light house. She traveled between NY and Cuba.

Illegible signature. Oil on Board, 13” x 23”.

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Marquetry Sewing Box

Marquetry BoxMarquetry Sewing Box – Sold!

Marquetry sewing box with tumbling block and star design.

Hinged top opening to a fitted interior with tray.

American, c. 1860, 4 ¾” x 12” x 8”.

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Ship Diorama

Ship DioramaShip Diorama – Sold

Ship diorama of a Schooner surrounded by smaller
vessels in the foreground with beautifully painted
background.

New England, c, 1930-1940.

19 ½” x 22” x5”.

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Nantucket Harborfront Scene by Ruth Haviland Sutton, c. 1950

Nantucket Harborfront Scene by Ruth Haviland Sutton, c. 1950Nantucket Harborfront Scene
by Ruth Haviland Sutton, c. 1950 
– Sold

Oil on artist board, 8” x 10”, sight. c. 1950

Ruth Haviland Sutton (1898-1960).

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Colorful Ship Diorama

Colorful Ship DioramaColorful Ship Diorama – Sold

Colorful ship diorama of a four masted ship under full sail, with a pilot boat and lighthouse in the foreground on a molded putty painted sea. The hull, sails, masts, are all carved from Pine.

American, c. 1950. 21 ½” x 35 ½” x 5”.

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Painted Swordfish Bill with Decorative Carved Hilt.

Painted Swordfish Bill with Decorative Carved Hilt.Painted Swordfish Bill with Decorative Carved Hilt  – Sold

Painted swordfish bill with a decorative carved hilt. The hilt is painted and relief carved with three fish, and the bill has four vignettes with an eagle, a rocky shoreline, swordfish and an American shield.

The back side is signed and dated:  “Caught by Capt. O.S. Tarr off Middle Bank Sep. 15 1882”.

41 ¼” x 5”.

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Map of Nantucket Print by Ruth Sutton

Map of Nantucket Print by Ruth SuttonMap of Nantucket Print by Ruth Sutton – Sold!

Ruth H. Sutton (1898-1960).
3rd Printing, 27″ x 36″.

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“South Pacific Whaling” Sailor Painted – Oil on Board

South Pacific Whaling – Sailor Painted – Sold!

Oil on Board, 22″ x 34 ½”, sight.
American, c. 1890.

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Hepplewhite Country Chest

Hepplewhite Country ChestHepplewhite Country Chest – Sold

Hepplewhite country chest with four graduated drawers resting on exaggerated spade feet. Made of tiger maple, maple and pine.

New Hampshire, c. 1800-1820, 36 ¼” x 37 ¼” x 18”.

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“Harbor” by Philip Hicken

"Harbor" by Philip HickenHarbor by Philip Hicken – Sold!

Acrylic on Canvas, 20″ x 32″.

Philip Hicken (1910-1985).

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Full Rig American Ship Weathervane

Full Rig American Ship WeathervaneFull Rig American Ship Weathervane – Sold!

Copper ship weathervane with original white painted sails and a gold leaf hull showing a nice weathered surface.

American, c. 1930-1940. 35″ x 36″ x 8”.

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Apothecary Chest

Apothecary ChestApothecary Chest – Sold!

Mahogany apothecary chest with 35 drawers. Each drawer has painted labels on it’s front indicating the contents and a turned wooden knob.

The case is raised on bracket feet. Great original condition.

English, c.1875.  32 ¼” x 50 ¾” x 11.

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9 ½” Open Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes

9 ½” Open Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes9 ½” Open Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes – Sold!

This basket has oak staves, swing handle and ears with a pine bottom and copper fasteners.

Signed on the bottom by Jose Reyes with a map of Nantucket. c. 1940.

Jose Reyes (1902-1980).

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Terracotta Painted Camel

Terracotta Painted CamelTerracotta Painted Camel – Sold!

Terracotta polychromed figure of a camel probably used for advertising.

Finely detailed, standing on sand style terracotta plinth.
American, c. 1940. 26” x 25” x 9 ½”.

 

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Vibrant Painted Game Board with Unusual Corner Decorations

Vibrant Painted Game Board with Unusual Corner DecorationsVibrant Painted Game Board with Unusual Corner Decorations – Sold

Painted checkerboard, with molded applied frame and red ground and yellow squares. Painted butterflies are in each corner.

Made from a single board of mahogany. Untouched original condition showing great craquelure. American, c, 1900 18 ½” x 18 ¼”.

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Carved Pine Finback with Stand

Carved Pine Finback with StandCarved Pine Finback with Stand  – Sold!

Finback whale on stand, carved from pine.

Unknown maker, c. 1950.

4 ½” x 17”

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Folky Standing Corner Shelf

Folky Standing Corner ShelfFolky Standing Corner Shelf – Sold!

Four tiered with a pierced back displaying birds, deer, goats, horses and a farmer. The sides and feet are scalloped, made of Walnut.

American, c. 1930. 42” x 28” x 18 ½”.

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English Folk Painting of Orphanage with a Girl and Dog

English Folk Painting of Orphanage with a Girl and DogEnglish Folk Painting of Orphanage with a Girl and Dog – Sold!

Naive British portrait depicting a girl skipping rope with her dog outside of an orphanage, with a circular winding driveway.

Although flat and two dimensional the painting has great attention to detail, including the stone block structure, drainpipe and windows.

Oil on canvas. Housed in a large ogee stained pine frame, c. 1890

Sight dimensions: 19 1/2″ x 23″, framed dimensions: 27″ x 31″.

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Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

Large Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew SandsburyLarge Oval Nantucket Lightship Basket attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

This large 13″ oval swing basket was made on the South Shoal Lightship and has an oak swing handle and staves, brass ears, and maple bottom. The handle is signed “K.B. Welch Stoughton Mass”. It is in great overall condition with the desired dark brown patina.

Attributed to Andrew Jackson Sandsbury (1830-1902). Sandsbury put in 23 years aboard the South Shoal Lightship, nine of those years as a Captain.

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