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Impressive Antique Sternboard Carving

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Sternboard carving of a bust, carved in the round, wearing a blue-painted jacket and black tie, with an undershirt. Decorated sternboard carvings were a rarely used counterpart of figureheads, usually they were eagles or some type of decorative scrolling, very unusual to see a bust. Carved from Pine in untouched condition. The last two photo's are examples of sternboard carvings, one being the Charles Morgan with its eagle sternboard the other is a tall ship with a decorated carved sternboard Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, The Barbara Johnson Whaling Collection, Part I, December 11 & 12, 1981, sale no. 4758, lot 506; A New York private collection Literature: Holly Solomon and Alexandra Anderson, Living With Art, New York: Rizzoli International, 1988, page 96.   

Details

  • Condition Details
    Overall in good state of preservation, some minor loss.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Minor structural damages. Minor fading.
  • Dimensions
    H 31.5 in. x W 21.25 in. x D 8.5 in.H 80.01 cm x W 53.98 cm x D 21.59 cm
  • Seller Location
    Nantucket, MA
  • Reference Number
    LU1375217383162
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