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 convex mirror plate within an ebonized reeded surround and rope twist molded frame. A hippocampus sits above acanthus leaves and sunflowers, the bottom having more acanthus leaves and grapevines. The mirror also retains its original two candle arms, each with scrolled leaf-tip carved pendant drop.
American or English, c.1810.
47” x 30”See more photos...
Camphor Campaign Secretary – Sold!
China Trade Camphor wood campaign secretary in two parts. The upper section fitted with a long top pull out butler’s drawer and bottom drawer, the lower section with two long drawers. All the drawers have a black painted inlaid border.
Brass bound with original brass bails and bracket feet.
c.1820, 47 ½” x 41 ½” x 22” .See more photos...
Open-Top Corner Cupboard – Sold!
Green and white painted open-top corner cupboard with butterfly shelves and paneled raised door. Great form with nice molding and applied medallions.
This was a built-in cupboard found in a 19th century home in St Johnsbury, VT. The back has been replaced.
Vermont, c.1840. 80” x 35 ½” x 19 ¾”.See more photos...
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.See more photos...
A collection of over 75 bone sewing objects including bodkins, clamps, tatting shuttle, bobbins, crochet hooks, scissors and other sewing implements all dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Museum mounted on brown suede with a Bird’s-eye maple frame.
42” x 21” x 2 ¼”.See more photos...
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″.See more photos...
5” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with a Boyer stamp.
Made with oak staves, handle with attached brass ears, in excellent condition. Remnants of original paper label sits on the interior base.
Made by Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964).
Sherwin Boyer was one of the first generation of Nantucket basket
makers in the “purse” period, starting in the late 1940s and working
up until his death in 1964. A contemporary to Jose Reyes, Boyer is
regarded as one of the best basket makers of the period
6 ½” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with oak staves, handle and walnut bottom by Ferdinand Sylvaro (1868-1952).
Pristine condition with original paper label reading “Made by Ferdinand Sylvaro 97 Orange St Nantucket Mass”See more photos...