Dome Top Chest

Dome Top Chest  Sold!

A blue painted and decorated wooden dome-top chest with yellow and gold border and bail handle and decorative escutcheon and double latches.
The interior has the original silk liner. French, c.1840

11″ x 21 1/2″ x 13 1/2″.

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Folk Marquetry Table

Folk Marquetry TableFolk Marquetry Table – Sold!

Late 19th century American marquetry table with contrasting checkerboard design throughout.
Made of various woods including Oak, Pine and Fruitwoods. The top is mounted to a square pillar support on top of a raised stepped plinth, 32” x 23 ¼” x 23 ¼”.
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China Trade Camphorwood Chest

China Trade Camphorwood ChestChina Trade Camphorwood Chest – Sold!

A paint decorated China Trade leather camphorwood chest, depicting a naval battle scene, in mint condition.

Early to mid nineteenth century. H. 13″, W. 30″, D. 16″.

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Ship’s Captain’s Mahogany Decanter Shelf

Ship's Captain's Mahogany Decanter ShelfShip’s Captain’s Mahogany Decanter Shelf

Ship Captains Mahogany decanter shelf from Whaleship “Wanderer”. This decanter shelf was purchased in the 1940’s and has been in a private collection ever since.

New England, c. 1880, 3 ½” x 32” x 8”.

Built in Mattapoisett in 1878, the bark Wanderer was a first class vessel in every aspect, and it was the last whaler, or any vessel for that matter built in the town of Mattapoisett. She made over a dozen whaling voyages, the last one being on 1924. 

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Sailor Made Whalebone and Ivory Walking Stick

Sailor Made Whalebone and Ivory Walking StickSailor Made Whalebone and Ivory Walking Stick – Sold

Sailor made walking stick with finely carved whale ivory turk’s head knob, topping a chamfered whalebone shaft. The knob is 2¼” in total height.

American, c.1850.

35” Long.

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Double Sailor’s Valentine “Love the Giver”

Double Sailor's Valentine "Love the Giver"Double Sailor’s Valentine “Love the Giver” – Sold

Sailor’s double shell work valentine hinged in a mahogany octagonal case, decorated with multi-colored shell designs with left side inscription
“Love The Giver”.

Barbados, c.1880, 8 ¾”.

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Half-Hull “Emily”

Half-Hull “Emily”Half-Hull “Emily” – Sold!

Carved and painted half hull mounted on the original shaped backboard in untouched condition.

American. c.1880.

26” long.

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Half Hull Ship Model “Anne”

Half Hull Ship Model "Anne"Half Hull Ship Model “Anne” – Sold

Halfhull ship model “Anne” on original painted backboard.

English, c.1860, 25″ long.

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Silhouette Indian Weathervane

Silhouette Indian WeathervaneSilhouette Indian Weathervane – Sold

Silhouette Indian weathervane with cut out eyes. Made of metal and copper. Constructed of multiple pieces of iron riveted together with sheet copper used for the hatchet, belt, arrows and feathers. Weathered and oxidized showing the natural pitting and verdigris surfaces.

New England, c.1900.

35″ H, 11 3/4″ diameter base.

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Carved and Gilded Eagle in a Rare Form

Carved and Gilded Eagle in a Rare Form – Sold!

Perched on a rock with with open bat-like wings. Old cement repair to the base.

Found in Peterborough, NH. American late 19th century.

24″ height x 20″ width.

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Wooden Sculpture of Female Head with Angular Nose by Nikita Carpenko

Wooden Sculpture of Female Head with Angular Nose by Nikita CarpenkoWooden Sculpture of Female Head with Angular Nose by Nikita Carpenko – Sold

Wood sculpture of a “Female Head with Angular Nose” by Nikita Carpenko (1898-1961).

The shoulder length bust depicts a female head with long beveled nose showing a quizzical expression. Pine finished with brown shoe polish.

31” High without base.

Carpenko immigrated from the Ukraine in 1919, and ended up on Nantucket in 1920. He was considered one of the best ship model makers in the country at his peak, including making two ship models for President Roosevelt. In 1948 Carpenko got tired of whittling hulls and spars. Picking up a piece of wood – it happened to be a table leg – he set to work with his penknife and produced an austere and solemn head, as slim and elongated as a mast. He continued this art until his death.

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Carved and Painted Silent Butler

Carved and Painted Silent ButlerCarved and Painted Silent Butler – Sold!

Carved and painted silent butler with original paint and varnish. Great crackleure surface.

35 1/2″ height, 9″ diameter base. Circa 1940.

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Souvenir Memory Quilt

Souvenir Memory QuiltSouvenir Memory Quilt – Sold!

Souvenir memory quilt, pieced with school pennants, flags, felt tobacco premiums, and portraits.

Found in Missouri. c. 1920.

64″ x 96″.

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Patriotic Whirligig

Patriotic WhirligigPatriotic Whirligig – Sold!

A Patriotic whirligig, folksy figural carving of a man dressed in a blue jacket, red trousers, wearing a blue brimmed tophat. Painted red and white arrow style paddles.

American, c.1930.

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Deeply Layered Tramp Art Mirror

Deeply Layered Tramp Art MirrorDeeply Layered Tramp Art Mirror – Sold

A deeply layered tramp art mirror, bold symmetrical corner accented, with gold paint on top layer and button medallions. Found in Virginia.

C.1920, 27 ½” x 29”.

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Large Ship in a Bottle

Large Ship in a BottleLarge Ship in a Bottle – Sold!

Large ship in a bottle with four ships and lighthouse.

13″ Long. c.1940.

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Carved Mahogany Plaque with Whaling Scene

Carved Mahogany Plaque with Whaling SceneCarved Mahogany Plaque with Whaling Scene – Sold!

Wooden relief plaque depicting a whaling scene with a stove boat. Carved out of one piece of mahogany, signed bottom right.

Anna Field Cameron (1849-1931) c. 1920. 23” x 34” 1 ½”.

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Large Staghorn Vizagapatam Sewing Box

Large Staghorn Vizagapatam Sewing BoxLarge Staghorn Vizagapatam Sewing Box – Sold

Large staghorn Vizagapatam sewing box, the interior with compartments, needle cases, thimbles, tape holders, etc. in ivory, engraved and etched, on raised feet.

Anglo- Indian, c.1810. 8 ½” x 13 ¼” x 10 ¼”.

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The Sailor’s Return by Samuel Davis Otis

The Sailor's Return by Samuel Davis OtisThe Sailor’s Return by Samuel Davis Otis – Sold!

Painted Plaster Shadowbox, 19 1/2″ x 24″, c.1930-1940.

Samuel Davis Otis (1889-1961).

Samuel Davis Otis was born in Sherwood, NY, the son of Stephen and Mary Otis. Otis was a nationally known artist and illustrator, and one of the founding members of the Silvermine Guild of Artists.

His great Grandfather was James Gorham, a Nantucket Whaler. In the summers he and his family resided in Sconset. It was on the island where he bacame interested in plaster. He made full figured molds as well as pictorial painted shadow boxes.

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Chrysanthemums in a Vase by Elizabeth Coffin

Chrysanthemums in a Vase by Elizabeth CoffinChrysanthemums in a Vase by Elizabeth Coffin

Oil on Canvas, 30” x 25” Sight.
Signed and dated, Elizabeth Coffin 1888.
Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin (1850-1930).

Elizabeth Rebecca Coffin was born of Nantucket Quaker parentage in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at Vassar College, The Hague Academy of Fine Arts, the Art Students League in New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, in addition to traveling extensively in Europe and California. She was a pupil of Thomas Eakins.

Beginning in the 1880s, Coffin began to summer regularly on Nantucket, painting brilliant genre scenes and portraits that capture the quaint and fading way of life of post-whaling Nantucket. After moving to Nantucket permanently in 1900, her artistic output declined, and she began to devote her energies to reviving instruction in handicrafts at the Coffin School.

An eighth-generation descendant of original Nantucket settlers Tristram and Dionis Coffin, the artist returned to the island of her ancestors, leaving a legacy of outstanding paintings and devoted public service.

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A Nantucket Fireplace by James Walter Folger

A Nantucket Fireplace A Nantucket Fireplace by James Walter Folger – Sold

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

Signed and dated “Jas Walter Folger/ Nantucket/1904”.

Picture of interior with brick fireplace and green surround with spinning wheel to left and a brown wood chair to the right by a slightly open green door.

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Sailor Made Whalebone Scrimshaw Ditty Box

Sailor made scrimshaw whalebone oval ditty box with unusual Mahogany domed top. Constructed with a large piece of panbone joined by a vertical stay with rivets. American, c.1840. 6” x 10” x 7 ½”. For more information please email us or call 508-228-0960.Sailor Made Whalebone Scrimshaw Ditty Box – Sold!

Sailor made scrimshaw whalebone oval ditty box with unusual Mahogany domed top. Constructed with a large piece of panbone joined by a vertical stay with rivets.

American, c.1840. 6” x 10” x 7 ½”.

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5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Mitchell Ray

5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Mitchell Ray5” Open Round Nantucket Lightship Basket by Mitchell Ray – Sold!

5” Open round Nantucket lightship basket with a swing handle, bearing the original paper label. Made by Mitchell Ray.

Clinton Mitchell Ray (1857-1956) was the most prolific basket weaver on Island. The grandson of Capt. Charles B. Ray, he wove early on as a child and was one of the ‘on Island’ weavers that kept the craft from dying out. 

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Fall Fishing at Sconset by James Walter Folger

Fall Fishing at Sconset Watercolor on Paper, 11 ¾” x 22 ½”, Sight. Signed and Dated 1905 James Walter Folger (1851-1918).Fall Fishing at Sconset by James Walter Folger- SOLD !

Watercolor on Paper, 11 ¾” x 22 ½”, Sight.
Signed and Dated 1905
James Walter Folger (1851-1918).

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Builders Half Hull Model of a New England Whaler

Builders Half Hull Model of a New England WhalerBuilders Half Hull Model of a New England Whaler – Sold!

Half hull builders model of whaleship. Solid hull construction with original black,white and salmon paint. Mounted on a hardwood backboard.

American, 1845, 7.75” x 28” x 3.75”.

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