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Item Details

Temp #1
DepartmentScrimshaw
Low Estimate$1,000.00
High Estimate$1,500.00
Last UpdatedApril 29, 2019

Description

PINE BOX WITH WHALE IVORY, EBONY AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL ADORNMENTS 19th Century
Top with central figured wood pyramid topped with a mother-of-pearl diamond and surrounded by whale ivory panels engraved with a diamond and foliate design. Pyramid is flanked by painted and relief-carved flowering branches that emanate from ebonys urns with medial bands of mother-of-pearl pique inlay. At each corner is a whale ivory heart and cross. Sides with repetitive whale ivory panels at corners, carved whale ivory diamonds with a crosshatch pattern, and tiered mother-of-pearl ebony diamonds. Interior lined in fabric. Height 3.75. Length 9". Width 5.5".
Provenance:
Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection (retains collection sticker)."

Condition

Wear commensurate with age. No obvious mars or defects noted.

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