Specializing in Folk Art and Painted Antiques


Diminutive Standing Cabinet

Diminutive Standing Cabinet


This charming cabinet is distinguished by its applied scrimshaw panels, which are finely incised with a central mariners compass, pair of urns and clipper ships, sun and moon faces, houses, birds and cornucopia.  It was likely made by a whaler as a valuables box.




Dimensions: Ht. 21", W. 10", D. 6"
Date / Circa: c. 1850
Maker / Origin: Maker Unknown; Nantucket, MA
Medium: Mahogany with applied scrimshaw panels and sheet metal drawer linings
Miscellaneous: Illustrated in David A. Schorsch, "Masterpieces from Two Distinguished Private Collections American Folk Art and Furniture," 1995, p. 25.

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