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Item Details

Temp #3
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$800.00
High Estimate$1,200.00
Last UpdatedFebruary 6, 2019

Description

SAILOR-MADE BOX WITH WHALEBONE APPLIQUES 19th Century
Cherry box with exposed dovetails. Heart-, floral- and bird-form appliques on lid, and three heart-form appliques on front, the central acting as an escutcheon. Scalloped panel at front of lid and scalloped trim along lower edge of front and sides. Appliques affixed with nails and some have an engraved decorative circle around the nail hole. Interior with traces of blue-gray paint. Retains original key. Height 3. Width 5.5". Depth 3.5"."

Condition

Some whalebone components with faint and unobtrusive age lines. Trim on lower left side with break near nail hole at back corner. Black felt applied to underside of box.

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