Diminutive Standing Cabinet (SOLD)





Maker Unknown; Nantucket, MA

c. 1850

Mahogany with applied scrimshaw panels and sheet metal drawer linings

Ht. 21", W. 10", D. 6"

Literature: David A. Schorsch, “Masterpieces from Two Distinguished Private Collections American Folk Art and Furniture,” 1995, p. 25.

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 spice cabinet.