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Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England
Date/Period: Circa 1840


Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view

Measurement: 30” by 17”

Material: Polychromed wood

Condition: Years of use have contributed to the beauty; trivial fragmentation and loss
reminiscent of ancient statues. Displays well.

Literature: Spiritually Moving – A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture by Tom
Geismar and Harvey Kahn; introduction by Don Walters, catalog by Ralph Sessions,
catalog number 73.

Additional Information: The individuality of this engaging figurehead suggests that it
was carved in a smaller seaport town for one of the many coastal vessels that plied the
waters of the East Coast. Ship carvers in larger urban workshops tended to work in a
more realistic style modeled after academic sculpture. 1.
1. Spiritually Moving – A Collection of American Folk Art Sculpture by Tom Geismar
and Harvey Kahn

$15,950.00

1451-3


Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 2

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 3

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 4

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 5

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 6

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 7

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 8

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 9

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 10

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view 11

Ships Figurehead, Indian Maiden, Probably New England, entire view



Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More
Date/Period: Circa 1825 - SOLD


Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view

Measurement: Height: 11"; width: 37.75"; depth: 13.75"

Material: White pine

Condition: Very good original condition

Additional Information: Superb carved sea chest with all elements carved from the
solid. The top features a shield eagle flanked by stars and articulated banners, the front
depicts two facing whimsical sea creatures and a shield shaped carved escutcheon.
With two massive brass handles, projecting molded top, canted ends featuring, applied
brass stars and dovetail joinery.

SOLD

505-152


Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 2

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 3

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 4

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 5

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 6

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 7

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 8

Sea Chest, Carved Sailors Trunk, Eagle Surmounting American Shield & More, entire view 9



MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS


MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, entire view 1

2 Sided Partially Printed Document, Obverse: United States of America; An Act for the Government and
Regulation of Seaman in the Merchants' Service; Printed Names of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg,
John Adams, and George Washington. Obverse is the full Act in 3 columns. Reverse is an agreement
between Ship Masters, Seaman and Mariners filled out by Master, specifically spelling out the terms
of the agreement including the Ship, Destination, Duration, List of all names Master and Crew, Place
and Date of Entry; Names Rank or Role, Witness of Signing (preventing sailors going unwillingly),
Advance Wages, day wage rates, and Full/final wages. In summary, the Ships Master is responsible to
meet the terms of the contract and is likely to be checked at each U.S. Port. This act went a long
way in protecting the rights of the seamen and ensured that they got paid per agreement. An
important piece of Maritime Law. This 2 sided partially printed document is framed so either side
can be displayed and shows handsomely both ways. Not inspected out of the frame, but apparently
legible. Ship Master is Henry Barnard, and also carried a 10-man crew. Fascinating piece of U.S.
Maritime Law and History. Folds, creases include some small losses at folds and some small text
loss. See pictures for detail. Many names to research!
(View area: 11.5" x 15"; overall: 13.5" x 17")


MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, entire view 2

MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, detail view 1

MARITIME LAW: PROTECTION OF SEAMAN RIGHTS, detail view 2

$1,475.00

1039-49




Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Eagle, Shields, Flags, and Anchor
Circa 1810 to 1830
Unknown Maker
Silk floss on brushed cotton, printed cotton back - SOLD


Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Circa 1810 to 1830, entire view

(Overall good condition consistent with age; 7.5 by 4")

SOLD

232-286


Antique Embroidered Wall Pocket, US Navy, Circa 1810 to 1830, with ruler for scale



Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753
Date/Period: 1753 - SOLD


Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, entire view

Measurement: Length: 11.75" (closed), brass blade: 6.25”, the other: 2”

Material: Dark wood, possibly walnut, and brass

Condition: Very Good

Additional Information: A visually pleasing tool used for forming angles of two
adjoining surfaces [used to determine frame face bevels].
Impressed in the longer blade is “G” and “1753” perhaps signifying the date an
apprentice was made a freeman.

This example displaying great color and patina is ornamented with brass including
four suits…symbols of society and human energy: clubs representing both the
peasantry and achievement through work; diamonds, the merchant class, and the
excitement of wealth creation; hearts, the clergy and the struggle to achieve inner joy;
spades, the warrior class.

SOLD

1245-31


Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, entire view 2

Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, entire view 3

Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, detail view

Shipwright’s Double Planking Bevel, Dated 1753, detail view 2



Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine
Date/Period: Circa 1830-1880 - SOLD


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view

Measurement: 9.5" x 2.25" x .5"

Material: Birch, pewter, and iron

Condition: Excellent, great patina

Additional Information: Fishermen generally had their own mackerel plows which
were of varied designs…this pierced example of scrolled design and large comfortable
open handle is inlayed with pewter ad retains its filed iron blade. Used by New England
fisherman aboard mackerel schooners to slice the fish.

SOLD

171-171


Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view 2

Mackerel Plow, New England, Possible Maine, entire view 3



Nautical Trinket Box, Hand Painted Decorated Lid, Ship Prudent of Salem
Benj. Crowninshield, Master 1799
Date/Period: Vintage


Nautical Trinket Box, Hand Painted Decorated Lid, Ship Prudent of Salem Benj. Crowninshield, Master 1799, entire view 1

Measurement: 2.25" x 5" x 3.5"

Material: Mahogany and polychrome

Additional Information: Benjamin Williams Crowninshield was born on 27 Dec 1772 in
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts, to Capt. George Crowninshield (1734
1815) and Mary Derby (1737 - 1813) and died on 3 Feb 1851 in Boston, Suffolk County,
Massachusetts, he is buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County,
Massachusetts. He graduated from William and Mary College. He married Mary
Boardman (1778 - 1840) on 1 Jan 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts.

$785.00

314-107


Nautical Trinket Box, Hand Painted Decorated Lid, Ship Prudent of Salem Benj. Crowninshield, Master 1799, entire view 2

Nautical Trinket Box, Hand Painted Decorated Lid, Ship Prudent of Salem Benj. Crowninshield, Master 1799, top view

Nautical Trinket Box, Hand Painted Decorated Lid, Ship Prudent of Salem Benj. Crowninshield, Master 1799, bottom view



Vintage, Pond Model Sailboat, Great Original Paint
1900-1925ish


Vintage, Pond Model Sailboat, Great Original Paint, entire view 1

Length:32.5"; height: 28.5"; width: 5.5"

Wood, paint, linen sails

A competently constructed pond boat having weighted full
keel. Yellow, green, and red paint is original and displays a good patina; mast, jib boom,
and main boom are varnished. Very good condition with minor sail and rigging
imperfections commensurate with age and use.

$585.00

492-227


Vintage, Pond Model Sailboat, Great Original Paint, entire view 2




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