Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 79

250. MAHOGANY AND PARQUETRY SEWING BOX, 19th century, ornated with geometric inlays of whalebone, ivory, tortoise shell and tropical woods, hinged top centered by ivory plaquette inscribed with initials “CM” and opening to interior fitted with a spool rack over two small drawers. Height 6 in. Length 15 ¾ in. Width 9 ¾ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, 19 August 1995, Lot 253 251. EXOTIC WOOD PARQUETRY OBELISK, 19th century, the miniature monument of tropical woods inlaid on three sides with geometric motifs centered by a large abalone lozenge inlay. Height 13 ½ in. Width 3 ½ in. Depth 3 ½ in. Literature: Illustrated page 35, E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, New Milford, CT, 1972. 252. SAILOR MADE WHALEBONE WINDER OR RIBBON CRIMPER, 19th century, with baleen dots and abalone inlays. Length 9 ½ in. Provenance: Skinner, Boston, 12 January 1997, Lot 12 Literature: Illustrated p. 204 in E. Norman Flayderman, Scrimshaw and Scrimshanders, New Milford, CT, 1972. 253. ROSEWOOD, WHALE IVORY AND WHALEBONE walking stick, 19th century, bulbous ivory grip inset with a tortoiseshell roundel, baleen separator, rope twist tapered rosewood shaft, whalebone tip. Length 36 ¾ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, Nantucket, MA 07 August 1993, Lot 123s 254. WHALE IVORY AND PALMWOOD CANE, 19th century, “hammer” grip of ivory ornated with brass rivets and inset baleen roundel, octagonal baleen collar, tapered palmwood shaft, metal ferrule and tip. Length 35 ½ in. Provenance: Rafael Osona Auction, Nantucket, MA 07 August, 1993 Lot 123m 76