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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Pair of Carved Miniature Cow Heads, dated 1942.

Pair of Carved Miniature Cow Heads, dated 1942.Pair of Carved Miniature Cow Heads, dated 1942. – Sold!

Each cow is carved from pine with glass eyes and maintains their original paint. Both signed and dated on the back “AMP 1942”,  painted with the 1942 date and “Dalton, Minn.” is written in pencil on the front.

Smaller: 5″ x 3 ½” x 3” Larger: 5 ½” 3 ½” x 3”.

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Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post

Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post with copper ring.  American, c. 1920. Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post – Sold

Zinc Horse Head Hitching Post with copper ring.

American, c. 1920.

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“The White Horse”

"The White Horse"The White Horse – Sold!

Oil on Masonite, 11” x 11”.

English, c. 1950.

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Pair of French Toleware Lanterns

Pair of French Toleware LanternsPair of French Toleware Lanterns

Pair of hanging toleware hanging lanterns with gilt highlights in hexagonal form.

French, c. 1875, 29” H.

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Vintage Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Pig Ottoman

Vintage Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Pig OttomanVintage Abercrombie and Fitch Leather Pig Ottoman – Sold!

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”.

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Folk Art American Shield

Folk Art American ShieldFolk Art American Shield – Sold!

Folk art painted sign of an American shield with thirteen raised stars on a blue field above red and white stripes and a scalloped top. Pine with paint and gesso. American, c. 1940, 31” x 24”.
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Whaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace Long

Whaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace LongWhaler and Whale Whirligig by Wallace Long – Sold

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.

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Pair of Folky Carved Doves

Pair of Folky Carved DovesPair of Folky Carved Doves – Sold

Carved from a heavy wood with painted metal feet.  

Made by Homer Lawrence of Indiana, c. 1960. 

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“Wharf Rat Club” by Gerald Foster

“Wharf Rat Club” by Gerald FosterWharf Rat Club by Gerald Foster– Sold!

Oil on Canvas Board, 4” x 5”
Gerald Foster (1900-1987) c. 1950.

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Carved and Painted Diminutive Eagle

Carved and Painted Diminutive EagleCarved and Painted Diminutive Eagle – Sold!

Carved and painted diminutive spreadwing eagle with gilt. Perched on a rounded base with American plaque, retaining its original surface.

American, c. 1880, 7 ½” x 18 ¼”.

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“Cleaning Fish” by Lemuel Eldred

“Cleaning Fish” by Lemuel EldredCleaning Fish by Lemuel Eldred

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.

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Vintage Pub Sign “Par”

Vintage Pub Sign "Par"Vintage Pub Sign “Par” -Sold!

Sand painted with gilt lettering pub sign.
American, c. 1940-1950.
12 ½” x 24 ¾”.

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Carved Sailor’s Whimsy

Carved Sailor’s Whimsy  – Sold

Sailor’s whimsy with carved ball within a ball with two carved hooks at ends, one end being a sea horse and the other a duck.

American, c. 1880. 23″ long.

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Sheet Iron Rooster Weathervane

Sheet Iron Rooster WeathervaneSheet Iron Rooster Weathervane  –  Sold!

Rooster Weathervane, made of sheet iron in a silhouette form, with weathered gilded surface.

New England, c. 1890-1900,  21 1/2″ x 15″.

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Four Shell Framed Glass Roundels

Four Shell Framed Glass Roundels  –  Sold!

Collection of four shell framed glass roundels in different forms. Each with original shop print: Titanic, Olympic, schooner and small steamer.

All shells original and in great condition.

English, early 20th century.

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The Clapp and James Family Tree

The Clapp and James Family Tree –  Sold!

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.”

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Painted Bottle Rack

Painted Bottle RackPainted Bottle Rack –  Sold!

Painted bottle rack with original paint.

Found in Vermont.

New England, c. 1940. 26 ½” x 17 ¼” 4 ¾”.

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British Woolwork of Three Mast Ship

British Woolwork of Three Mast Ship  –  Sold!

Sailor’s Woolwork (Woolie) of a three mast ship with eighteen gun ports in a Birds Eye Maple frame.

English, c 1870. 13″ x 15″.

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“The Last Port” by Wendall Macy

The Last Port by Wendall Macy –  Sold!

Oil on Panel, 11” x 20”.
Wendall Macy (1845-1913).
Signed and dated 1863.

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Pressed Brass Gilded Eagle

Pressed Brass Gilded EaglePressed Brass Gilded Eagle  –  Sold!

Pressed brass gilded eagle. Eagles like this one were used in parades and decorated the interiors of Civil War veteran halls, armories and other government buildings.

American, c. 1865-1875, 11 ½” x 25”

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Large Carved Ship Diorama

Large carved and painted ship diorama with two ships, “Bluenose and “Cutty Sark”, sitting on a choppy blue painted putty sea, with barrel back and canted mirrored sides. Made by Francis Ullock (1888-1928). Canadian, c. 1926, 19 ¾” x 50” x 13”.Large Carved Ship Diorama  –

Large carved and painted ship diorama with two ships, “Bluenose and “Cutty Sark”, sitting on a choppy blue painted putty sea, with barrel back and canted mirrored sides.

Made by Francis Ullock (1888-1928). Canadian, c. 1926, 19 ¾” x 50” x 13”.

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Calligraphic Drawing of a Horse

Calligraphic Drawing of a HorseCalligraphic Drawing of a Horse – Sold

An ink on paper calligraphic drawing of a horse signed ‘Goffman’ on the lower left. American, circa 1897.

13.75″ 21.5″.

 

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10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer

10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer10” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to Captain James Wyer – Sold!

10” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with shaped Oak swing handle notched ear.

Attributed to Captain James Wyer (1816-1899), c. 1880.

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Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket Lightship Basket Attributed to the Coffin School

Rare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket attributed to the Coffin SchoolRare 6 ¾” Open round Nantucket lightship basket attributed to the Coffin School – Sold!

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.

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