Pair of Carved Folk Art Sheep

Pair of Carved Folk Art SheepPair of Carved Folk Art Sheep – Sold

A pair of hollow folk art sheep carved from mahogany.

American, c.1940. Each 7 ¾” x 7 ¾”.

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One Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Mitchy Ray

One Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Mitchy RayOne Egg Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Mitchy Ray – Sold!

One egg Nantucket lightship basket, made with oak staves and swing handle, with a maple base.

Attributed to Clinton “Mitchy” Ray (1870-1956). 2 ½” Diameter, 3” High.

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Wooden Fish Weathervane

Wooden Fish WeathervaneWooden Fish Weathervane – Sold!

Hollow carved wooden fish weathervane made of pine with a grey weathered surface and carved incised fins.

American, c. 1940. 19 ½” x 49 ½” x 9”.

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Quarterboard from Aletha Macy’s Studio

Quarterboard from Aletha Macy’s StudioQuarterboard from Aletha Macy’s Studio – Sold!

Quarterboard sign from Aletha Macy’s studio, “Ivory of the Sea” carved by Aletha Macy (1901-1971).

The sign hung on her building from 1956-1971.

7” x 87”.

 

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Polychrome Paint Decorated Swordfish Bill

Polychrome Paint Decorated Swordfish BillPolychrome Paint Decorated Swordfish Bill – Sold!

The blade shows an early aged patina and is painted with small vignettes including a swordfish, thirteen New England yacht club burgees, and American flag and I.O.O.F (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), with a gold painted hilt, New England, circa 1900.

Measures: 37″ x 6″.

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Unusual Large Square Sailor’s Valentine

Unusual Large Square Sailor’s ValentineUnusual Large Square Sailor’s Valentine Sold!

Unusual large sailor’s valentine in Square Form with original paper label.

The shells are composed octagonally with an eight pointed central star, surrounded with elaborate designs including whales in the corners. The original paper label still remains on the back, reading: The New Curiosity Shop, McGregor Street, Barbados, W.I., G.G. Belgrave, Proprietor. Mounted in its original mahogany frame with gilt liner.

Brothers Benjamin and George Belgrave owned and operated the New Curiosity Shop in Barbados from 1878-1925. The majority of the sailors valentines that came from Barbados in the late 19th century ultimately came from this shop. They also sold other fancyworks and shells works for the American and European sailors.

Barbados, c.1890, 20 ½” x 20 ½” x 4”.

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A Deserted Hearthstone by James Walter Folger

A Deserted Hearthstone by James Walter FolgerA Deserted Hearthstone by James Walter Folger – Sold

Watercolor & Gouache on Paper, 11 ½” x 17”, sight.

Interior view of the fireplace of the John Swain house.

The Swain house was built in 1672 and at the time of this painting was the oldest house on the island. The house was on a farm located in Polpis near stump pond, it collapsed in 1902. It later became known as Holly Farm. The land is now owned by the Nantucket Land Bank.

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Grain Painted Chest of Drawers

Grain Painted Chest of DrawersGrain Painted Chest of Drawers – Sold!

Grain painted chest of drawers with original brasses.

Three small drawers inset on top with carved backsplash over four large drawers with roped turned side columns with bulbous turned legs on compressed ball feet.

Maine, c.1830-1840. 46 ¾” x 20” x 41”.

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Two Sisters Nautical Plaque

Two Sisters Nautical Plaque – Sold!

Relief carved nautical plaque with original gilt and paint depicting two sisters with intertwined arms, each holding roses with gilded leaf surround above crossed leafy branches.

This was most likely in the interior of a ship such as a captain’s quarters. Carved out of Eastern White Pine.

New England, c.1840-1860. 24.5″ x 20.5″,
Ex-collection of Adele Earnst.

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10 Inch Lidded Nantucket Lightship Basket by Charles Ray

10 Inch Lidded Nantucket Lightship Basket by Charles Ray10 Inch Lidded Nantucket Lightship Basket by Charles Ray – Sold!

19th century covered Nantucket lightship basket.

Constructed with Oak staves, rim and swing handle, with woven top and turned Mahogany lid.

Attributed to Captain Charles B. Ray (1798-1884) was a successful Nantucket whaler, he was first officer aboard ships Rose, Otter, and Lydia. He then commanded a number of ships, the last of which was the Susan. After retiring from whaling Ray worked aboard the South Shoal Lightship, where he is known to have made the first woven lidded purse.

c.1875, 10 ½” x 6 ¾”.

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Map of Nantucket, c.1926 by Tony Sarg.

Map of Nantucket, c.1926 by Tony Sarg.Map of Nantucket, c.1926  by Tony Sarg  –  Sold!

Original framed hand colored lithograph depicting points of interest with border made up of historical images.

Tony Sarg (1880-1942).
15 ½” x 18 ½”, sight. 23” x 26”, overall.

 

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10″ Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger

10" Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger10″ Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Rowland Folger – Sold!

10″ Open Round antique Nantucket lightship basket with brass ears and oak handle.
The stencil on the inside bottom plaque reads: “R. Folger, Maker, Nantucket, Mass”.

The outside bottom is stamped “E M Cary”, presumably the original owner of the basket.

Made by Rowland Folger (1803-1883).

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Rare Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury

Rare Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain Andrew Sandsbury – Sold!

This basket is inscribed “Made on Nantucket South Shoals Lightship 50 Years ago – Presented to Mary Bowitch Forbes by James H Woods of Nantucket in 1930.”

James H. Woods (1846-1943) Was Nantucket’s most decorated war veteran. Not only was he Nantucket’s last surviving Civil War veteran, but one of the last in New England, and was one of the few servicemen to have served in both the army and the Navy. He is best known for shaking Abraham Lincoln’s hand after the war.

Mary Bowditch Forbes (1882-1961) was the daughter of James Murray Forbes and Alice Bowditch Forbes. Her Siblings were Dorothy Murray Forbes and Allan Forbes. She was a horse and dog enthusiast, admirer of Abraham Lincoln, amateur poet, political conservative, anti-pacafist, and anti-suffrage lobbyist. She was single, resided in Milton, Mass., and summered at a family home in Dark Harbor, Islesboro, Maine, and sometimes at Nantucket.

Captain Andrew Jackson Sandsbury (1830-1902) was part of three whaling voyages, the first aboard the “Sea Queen” as a boatsteerer, the second aboard “The Nautilus” as a 2nd mate, and the last on the “Spartan” He joined the crew of South Shoal Lightship in 1872 and in 1891 succeeded Thomas James as Captain. He left the South Shoal in 1892 to become the keeper at Brant Point Light, where he retired from that position in 1898.

 

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Rare Hand-Colored Print of Main Street by Tony Sarg

Rare Hand-Colored Print of Main Street by Tony SargRare Hand-Colored Print of Main Street by Tony Sarg – Sold!

Birds Eye view towards the north side of Main and up to the Pacific Bank, showing pedestrians, storefronts and horse carriages.

16”x 12”, c.1935.

Tony Sarg (1882-1942).

 

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“Sconset Square” by Jack Eastman Brown

"Sconset Square" by Jack Eastman BrownSconset Square by Jack Eastman Brown – Sold!

Sconset Square
Oil on Canvas, 18″ x 24″ Sight.
Jack Eastman Brown, c.1980.

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“Old House in Polpis” by James Walter Folger

"Old House in Polpis" by James Walter FolgerOld House in Polpis by James Walter Folger  –  Sold!

Oil on canvas, 8” x 16” Sight.
Signed and dated 1889.
James Walter Folger (1851-1918).

 

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Wharf Rat Club Flag

Wharf Rat Club FlagWharf Rat Club Flag – Sold!

Framed “Wharf Rat” flag mounted in a shadow box.

32″ x 44″

c.1940.

 

 

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Large Open Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes

Large Open Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose ReyesLarge Open Nantucket Lightship Basket by Jose Reyes – Sold!

A very early basket by Jose Reyes with wide oak staves, oak swing, and wooden ears.

14″ Great patina. c. 1940.

 

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“The Old Mill” by Wendell F. Macy

"The Old Mill" by Wendell F. MacyThe Old Mill by Wendell F. Macy – Sold!

Painted by Wendell F. Macy. (1845-1913).
Oil on Panel, 6″ x 5″ sight.
Written on the back in pencil reads “Painted by Wendell Macy”.

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10 1/2″ Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket.

10 1/2" Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket.10 1/2″ Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket. – Sold!

With wooden ears and shaped swing handle.

Stamped “C. Coffin.”, maker unknown.

c.1860-1880.

 

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Multi-Colored Country Cupboard

Multi-Colored Country CupboardMulti-Colored Country Cupboard – Sold!

Multi colored painted two door country cupboard with geometric raised paneled doors. The scrubbed Pine top has a nice overhang with a beeded edge. Original paint on bracket feet.

American, most likely upstate or western New York.

c.1870 40 ½” x 43” x 20 ½”.

 

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Ship Diorama of Tugboat “Three Brothers”

Ship Diorama of Tugboat "Three Brothers"Ship Diorama of Tugboat “Three Brothers” – Sold!

A great nautical ship diorama of a tugboat the “Three Brothers”.

A very strong and bold piece. A lighthouse and schooner are both painted on the backboard. It appears to be the original gold frame.

New England, c.1860-1880. 31″x44″.

 

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