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Lot #16
DepartmentFurniture
Sold For$650.00(hammer price)
 $780.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019

Description

ALETHA MACY
Nantucket, 1901-1971

Federal-style mirror with reverse-painted glass tablet featuring an Anglo-American naval battle. Inscribed in pencil on upper rabbet Made by Aletha Macy Sanders" (made during her brief marriage). Inscribed in pencil on reverse "To Thelma from Aletha" and "By Aletha Macy gift to Thelma Coffin". Although Aletha Macy is reknowned for her ivory carvings, it is little known that she was a cabinet maker as well, and was a protege of Lincoln Ceely. She made this Federal style mirror for which she created a reverse painting on glass of an Anglo-American naval engagement of the War of 1812.
Height 24.5". Width 11.5"."

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