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Seam Rubber, 18th Century, Carved and Incised Anonymous, AR APRIL 1-1793 Maple



Pinwheel, moon, dwelling house; tree and human face within notched border; one side features a trailing vine or branch-like device and a footed handled basket containing foliage. The opposite side displays a long undulating snake, chip-carving and hatching. In describing the final side, we note the carving: AR APRIL 1, 1879. (Length: 5.75")





$575.00

707-89

 




Diorama, Coastal View, Lighthouse, Sailboats & Blue Sky, Carved from the Solid
Unknown Maker, Vintage; perhaps early 20th century
Great size and wonderful old surface


Antique Coastal View Diorama with Lighthouse and Sailboats, Early 20th Century, entire view

(36 by 11.5”)

$885

787-15


Antique Coastal View Diorama with Lighthouse and Sailboats, Early 20th Century, with ruler for scale



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




Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes




Shellwork, Sailors Valentine, Small Double
Barbados, Circa 1870 - SOLD


Antique Shellwork Sailors Valentine in Hinged Case, Barbados, Circa 1870, open view

(Very good condition, lid displays light scratches; easily rectified; 9 by 9 by 3”)

310-134 - SOLD




Sailor Knotwork Purses, Lot of Four Bags, Very Good Condition
Unknown Maker
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Sailor Knotwork Purses, Lot of Four, Late 19th Century, group view

(Averaging 12 by 7")

274-162 - SOLD




Sailors Shell Work Valentine, Double Octagon, Remember Me, Nine Inch
Probably Barbados
Circa 1850 to 1890
Contains scarce purple shells, five flowers and rare rams horn shells - SOLD


Antique Sailors Valentine, Shell Work, Circa 1850 to 1890, open view

The hinged octagonal case opens to double shell arrangements, one side centering a rosette, the other with motto. (Most bezel molding replaced, else fine and original; 9 by 9 by 2.75")

945-15 - SOLD




Ships Bell Rope, Sailors Knotwork, Red, White, Turquoise, and Black Paint
Anonymous
Late 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Sailors Knotwork, Ship's Bell Rope, Painted, entire view

The ships bell was important, and a symbol of pride taken by her crew, this functional ornament is a successful effort of tapered form crafted by expert knotters. The rarely encountered piece features manrope, Turk's head, shroud, bend knots and more. Paint probably freshened during period of use.
(L: 17".)

274-145 - SOLD




Compass in Painted Box
Found in New York State
Circa 1840 - SOLD


Antique Compass, Painted Box, Hand Made, open entire view

The painted case with wire-hinged lid is in wonderful surface. This non-commercial effort features radial lines laid out by hand, with compass points cut from printed document and applied...the vane retains bluing. In excellent condition, measuring 1.5" H, 4" W and 3.5" D.

424-35 - SOLD




Carved Coconut Box on Base, Full Coverage Low Relief Animals, Eagle, Floral
Likely Sailor Scrimshaw, 19th Century, fine condition, great color and patina - SOLD


Antique Carved Coconut Box, On Base, Likely Sailor Made, 19th Century, entire view

(Height on stand: 6"; W: 5.75"; D: 4.5")

604-41 - SOLD




Antique Cow Horn Beaker, Drinking Cup, Tumbler, 18th or Very Early 19th Century - SOLD


Antique Cow Horn Beaker/Dringing Cup, 18th Century, entire view

(H: 3.5”, diameter: 3”)

492-140 - SOLD



If you are interested in buying any of these items, please call (978) 597-8084 or email David Hillier at drh@aaawt.com

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