“Call me Ishmael,” begins Moby Dick, the classic American novel which captured the aura of Nantucket, Massachusetts as the whaling capital of the world in the 19th century. The storied history of the small New England island lives on today. Nantucket-based auction house Rafael Osona Auctions embraces their home’s rich history in the soon-to-be-offered Americana, Fine Art and Marine auction. New England maritime history prominently ties together the carved ivory walking sticks, intricate whale’s tooth etchings and colorfully detailed paintings of land and sea.
A scene of two whaling ships on choppy seas etched on a whale’s tooth by William Lewis Roderick highlights the upcoming auction. It is closely complemented by the serene reds, blues and purples of Ann Ramsdell Congdon’s painting “Old North Wharf.” Additionally, the journal of the whaling bark “Mermaid” of Westport, Massachusetts, describes the life and positioning of those upon a 19th century ship.
In addition to the large collection of maritime art and history are several pieces of fine furniture, like a masterfully upholstered mahogany and leather armchair, an 1815 red-stained pine shelf clock from Oliver Bracket, several wristwatches from Rolex and Omega, and much more. The Americana, Fine Art, and Marine auction offered by Rafael Osona is a true taste of New England craftsmanship for collectors of all experience levels. Register to bid on Bidsquare today!
Lot Categories:Fine Art (113), 20th Century (3), Decorate Arts (350), Furniture (109), Jewelry (2), Asian Works of Art (10),, Watches & Clocks (15), American Indian & Ethnographic (2),, Couture & Textiles (24), Collectibles (270),, Wine & Spirits (4)
# of Lots:495
Interesting lots include:
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|WILLIAM LEWIS RODERICK SCRIMSHAW WHALE TOOTH|| Estimate: |
|RALPH EUGENE CAHOON JR. OIL ON MASONITE A HERO\'S WEDDING|| Estimate: |
|AMERICAN CARVED AND GILT PERCHED EAGLE|| Estimate: |
|FRENCH CARVED WALNUT AND BURLWOOD VAISSELIER|| Estimate: |