Rafael Osona's Annual Auction Catalog 2019 2016 - Page 8

21. ALONZO CAPRON (AMERICAN 1838-1917) POLYCHROME CARVED WOOD RELIEF, circa 1853, depicting a two-masted schooner sailing towards a lighthouse followed by a tug, a fortress flying the American flag to the right, meticulously detailed with carved choppy water, sails and lighthouse in full relief, inscribed “Made by Alonzo Capron of South Dennis, Massachusetts”. Height 15 ¼ in. Width 30 ½ in. Depth 2 ¾ in. Typewritten Note Affixed Verso: This bas relief woodcarving was done by Alonzo Capron of South Dennis, Massachusetts, when he was about fifteen years of age and was an apprentice seaman on the Nantucket Lightship. It was purchased by my mother about 1931 from his son, Alonzo Everett Capron. The maker was born October 4, 1838 and died June 8, 1917. He is buried in the old section of Swan Lake Cemetery, Dennisport, Massachusetts. This picture, therefore was made in about 1853.” Signed and dated in ink, Edward A. Hoppin, 1962. 22. TWO WILLIAM AND MARY RUSH SEATED SIDE CHAIRS, 18th/19th century, of similar size and related design with differing crestrails. Height 40 in. Width 19 in. Depth 17 in. 23. SHERATON TIGER MAPLE WORK TABLE, American, early 19th century, the square top projects over a frieze drawer with molded clambroth glass rosette pull, on sausage turned legs. Height 29 ½ in. Width 20 ½ in. Depth 20 ½ in. 24. NANTUCKET HALF-BUSHEL BASKET, 19th century, reeded stave construction, two heart-shaped carved wood handles. Height 10 ½ in. Diameter 18 in. Typed label on base: According to Margery Burgess, the basket was made before 1861 by her grandfather Francis H. Brown (Also the grandfather of Henry Coleman) Provenance: Rafael Osona Auctions, Nantucket, MA 27 July 1985 5