Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Scrimshaw whale’s tooth, $123,000, Skinner, Inc.
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
A scrimshaw whale’s tooth showing the whale ship Frances of New Bedford, Mass., by Frederick Myrick of Nantucket (circa 1828-1829) sold for $123,000 at an American Furniture & Decorative Arts Auction held Oct. 26 by Skinner, Inc., in Boston, Mass. Also, a mid-19th century American School portrait of a curly-haired, blue-eyed young girl wearing blue shoes, unsigned, made $36,900; and an unsigned oil on canvas painting by Thomas Chambers (Am./Br., 1808-1860) rose to $25,830. Prices include a 23 percent buyer’s premium.