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Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated,
Original Blue Paint & Beckets
The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C.
Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain]
Date/Period: 19th Century - SOLD


Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], entire view

Measurement: Height: 15.25"; width: 43.25"; depth: 17"

Material: White pine, polychrome

Condition: Overall good, used condition, wonderfully weather paint with some losses to lid.
The hinges have been replaced which speaks to the fact that this piece was used!

Additional Information: Rectangular cleated lid over conforming dovetailed case having a pair
of beckets and being canted front-and-back. The vignette under lid remains in excellent
condition and displays a barque on high seas flying her American flag; a lighthouse off
her bow…within a painted oval rope frame flanked by mermaids, scallop shells and
leafy devices.

Grove’s elegant, dark-hulled 567-ton schooner, built in 1882 at a shipbuilding yard on the
Merrimack River was named for a prominent civic and Masonic leader of Newburyport,
Massachusetts. The original Charles C. Dame was lost in “a terrible gale” off North Cape Breton
Island in 1873. The ship’s entire crew of 18 men perished.

SOLD

479-19


Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], entire view 2

Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], entire view 3

Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], entire view 4

Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], detail view 1

Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], detail view 2

Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], detail view 3

Sailors Sea Trunk, Chest, Underside of Lid is Decorated, Original Blue Paint & Beckets The trunk is branded: C.C. Dame [Schooner Charles C. Dame, Charles S. Grove, Captain], detail view 4



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


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.

$565.00

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



Hatchel, Flax Comb, Pierced Heart Backboard, Art and Utility Combined
Date/Period: 18th Century


Hatchel, Flax Comb, Pierced Heart Backboard, Art and Utility Combined, entire view

Measurement: Length: 24.5"; width: 4.5"; height: 2.75"

Material: Wrought iron, hardwood and polychrome paint

Condition: Very good, shrinkage crack to one end

Additional Information: An unusual round array of spicks within an iron ring affixed to
double-tapering board featuring heart-cutouts within rectangular ends having heart-
cutouts. Floral decoration against a red painted ground. Likely gifted to a special lady.

$250.00

314-100




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 Pin Cushion, Scrimshawed Bovine Hoof Horn
Date/Period: 19th Century


Nautical Pin Cushion, Scrimshawed Bovine Hoof Horn, entire view 1

Measurement: 5" x 2" x 2.5"

Material: Hoof wall, brushed cotton, sawdust and ink

Condition: Good to very good, minor small wear to fabric in one area

Additional Information: Scrimshawed decoration displaying a three masted ship flying
British colors surmounted with olive boughs.

$365.00

110-999


Nautical Pin Cushion, Scrimshawed Bovine Hoof Horn, entire view 2



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


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.

SOLD

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



Victorian Cased Ship in Bottle
Unknown maker
Walnut case, light aqua bottle


Victorian Cased Ship in Bottle
Unknown maker
Walnut case, light aqua bottle, entire view 1

Properly rigged steam and sail vessel is painted and displays her American flag. The
bottle is centered within box towers with canted edges. Molded base resting on carved
feet. The whole surmounted with leaf and branch carved handle. (Missing one leaf)
(Height: 13.75"; width: 15"; depth: 4.25")


Victorian Cased Ship in Bottle
Unknown maker
Walnut case, light aqua bottle, entire view 2

$645.00

604-61




Diorama, Nautical, Sailing Ship, Carved and Painted, Shadowbox Frame
American, Late 19th to Early 20th Century
Depicts fully rigged vessel on carved choppy seas


Antique Nautical Diorama, Sailing Ship in Shadowbox Frame, Late 19th Century, entire view

(27.5 by 19”)

$1,250

935-19


Antique Nautical Diorama, Sailing Ship in Shadowbox Frame, Late 19th Century, with ruler for scale



Lot Of 28 Whalebone Dominoes
Although dominoes are mentioned in whaling journals, they are rarely found as scrimshaw...
Circa 1850


Antique Toy, Dominoes Set, Lot of 28 Pieces, Circa 1850, entire view

This group demonstrates great age as evidenced by then primitive fashioning, tool marks and spacing of drilled number holes. The red and black pigment used to fill holes is long gone. Probably made shipboard by a sailor during leisure time- playing cards was an important and enjoyable pastime aboard ship. Each piece measures 1 3/16 by .5 by 3/8-inches.

$375

621-59




Sailor Made Carved and Inlayed Bureau Box, Trinket Box; Late 19th Century
Anonymous
Pine, birds’ eye maple, rosewood, mother of pearl, bone; other mixed woods including cigar box mahogany.


Antique Sailor Made Carve and Inlaid Trinket Box, Late 19th Century, angle view

There are four tiers, each with molded, inlayed overhanging drawers; the top tier has a lift-top compartment. The bottom case with shaped apron and two subsequent cases feature slightly overhanging tops having serpentine front edges.
(As expected, minor imperfections; H: 24"; W: 12"; D: 12")

$5,700

1225-2





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