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    Sale 5199

    Oak Furniture & Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 13

    A WHALE-BONE AND MARINE IVORY WOOL-WINDER OR SWIFT

    PROBABLY AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A WHALE-BONE AND MARINE IVORY WOOL-WINDER OR SWIFT
    PROBABLY AMERICAN, 19TH CENTURY
    With adjustable winding struts on a slender stem and base carved in the form of a building with baleen panels for the doors and windows on a wood base
    21½in. (54.5cm.) high


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that one strut from the winder is broken in half and part lost and also the gallery around the base is part lacking and damaged.