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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“Blue Dragger” by John Austin

"Blue Dragger" by John AustinBlue Dragger by John Austin – Sold

Egg Tempura on Board.

11 ½” x 19”, sight.

John Austin (1918-2001).

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Federal Cherry Sideboard

Federal Cherry SideboardFederal Cherry Sideboard – Sold!

Diminutive Federal Cherry wood serpentine sideboard with rare cock beaded tray top above a case with three drawers.

The knobs are turned from ivory with ivory inlaid shield escutcheon.

Rhode Island, c.1820, 42 ¾” x 60 ¾” x 25 ¼”.

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Important Regency Carved Gilt Wood Girandole Mirror

Important Regency Carved Gilt Wood Girandole MirrorImportant Regency Carved Gilt Wood Girandole Mirror – Sold!

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”

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Camphor Campaign Secretary

Camphor Campaign SecretaryCamphor 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” .

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Island Service Wharf by Anne Congdon

Island Service Wharf (What is now Old South Wharf). Oil on canvas board, 7 ½” x 9 ½” sight. 13 ¼” x 15 ¼” overall. Signed and Dated Anne Congdon, 1934. Anne Ramsdell Congdon (1873-1958).Island Service Wharf   by Anne Congdon  – Sold!  

(What is now Old South Wharf).
Oil on canvas board, 7 ½” x 9 ½” sight. 13 ¼” x 15 ¼” overall.
Signed and Dated Anne Congdon, 1934.
Anne Ramsdell Congdon (1873-1958).

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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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Sailor Made Knitting Needles

Sailor Made Knitting NeedlesSailor Made Knitting Needles – Sold

Sailor made knitting needles made from exotic woods with whale ivory acorn-form finials.

Upper thirds of shafts with extensive contrasting wood and banding.

American, c.1850, 17 ½”

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American Cased Ship Diorama

American Cased Ship DioramaAmerican Cased Ship Diorama – Sold!

American cased ship diorama having four different ship types,
with both American and England vessels, mounted on a molded
putty sea.

The case is painted and has four brass eagle finials.

c.1930, 13 ½” x 20” x 13”

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Double Sided Gameboard, Parcheesi and Checkers

Double Sided Gameboard, Parcheesi and CheckersDouble Sided Gameboard, Parcheesi and Checkers – Sold

Made of a solid piece of white pine with a painted molded edge.

The Parcheesi side has multicolored painted pinwheel corners with mother-of-pearl inlay at the home space, the checker side has black painted checks.

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Cast Iron Mechanical Novelty Bank

Cast Iron Mechanical Novelty Bank Cast Iron Mechanical Novelty Bank – Sold

Cast iron mechanical “Novelty Bank” with original yellow, blue and red paint.

Made by the J. & E. Stevens Company of Cromwell, Connecticut, c. 1873. 6 ¾” x 4 ½” x 4 ½”.

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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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Shadow Box of 19th Century Sewing Tools

Impressive Shadow Box of 19th Century Sewing ToolsImpressive Shadow Box of 19th Century Sewing Tools – Sold

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”.

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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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Sailor Made Knitting Needles

Sailor Made Knitting NeedlesSailor Made Knitting Needles – $1500

Sailor made knitting needles made from whale ivory with ebony banding, with turned ball finials.

American, c. 1850, 14 ¼”.

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French Shellwork Valentine

French Shellwork ValentineFrench Shellwork Valentine –  Sold!

Shell work valentine in an elongated octagonal Mahogany frame with geometric and star design.
French, c. 1925, 10 ½” x 17 ½”.

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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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“Three Sisters” Ship Diorama

“Three Sisters” Ship Diorama – Sold!

“Three Sisters”, impressive ship diorama set into a blue painted plaster sea and flying the French flag. Mounted against a painted sky with clouds. There are three porcelain women figures on deck and a carved wooden lighthouse in the foreground.

Framed in a Victorian gold leaf frame, c.1870-1880.

All in original condition.

26” x 33” x 8 ½”.

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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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