Once the whaling capital of the world, Nantucket still has cobblestone streets and no stoplights. The television show Wings was filmed there, and it boasts the second largest airport in Massachusetts. The town, county, and island are all rich in history. Rafael Osona Auctions is offering the best of Nantucket with its upcoming sale: Fine Art, Décor, and Antiques from Nantucket Estates & Collectibles.
Headlining the auction is an unusual Nantucket covered basket with a swing handle, made around 1850-1860. This beautiful basket features a zigzag pattern and makes a great addition to any collection. Also highlighted is a 1930s Louis Vuitton wardrobe trunk. It holds six locking drawers with fabric covers, three sizes of wood hangers, and a felt-lined suitcase. Not to be forgotten is an elegant pearl necklace. This South Sea, Tahitian, and pink freshwater pearl necklace is 17 ½ inches long and showcases pink, white, gold, and silver-colored pearls. The entire collection can be viewed on Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (99), 20th Century (48), Decorative Arts (187), Furniture (95), Jewelry (21), Asian Works of Art (14), Watches & Clocks (4), American Indian & Ethnographic (8), Couture & Textiles (8), Collectibles (74), Wine & Spirits (3)
# of Lots:371
Price Range:$200 to $25,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Rare and Unusual Covered Round Swing Handle Nantucket Basket, circa 1850-60|| Estimate: |
|Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Top-Loader Wardrobe Trunk, circa 1930s|| Estimate: |
|Very Fine 12mm-13.4mm South Sea, Tahitian and Pink Fresh Water Pearl Necklace|| Estimate: |
|English Mahogany Sideboard-Form Tea Caddy, Mid 19th Century|| Estimate: |
|Antique Finely Woven Nantucket Lightship Round Sewing Basket|| Estimate: |
|Collection of 23 Pieces of 19th Century Brown Bennington Ware|| Estimate: |