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Raven’s Way is pleased to offer an Exceptionally Fine Dove-Tailed, Inlaid Ornament Box from New England, circa 1850s or earlier. This Box was purchased from an Estate Sale of a Deceased Antique Dealer’s Collection that offered some Excellent Items. The Finely Dove-Tailed Box with an Inlaid Diamond Piece of Cherry Wood (?) on the Top is an Outstanding Example of a Specially Made Item with a Presentation Purpose. The Inlay and Dove-Tailed Elements are Precisely Evident in the Presentation; whereas, the “T” or “L” Head Nails for the Finish Work identify the approximate age of the work. The Key Hole is undoubtedly done in Boxwood, though there is no longer any key which must have been quite elegant. Measurements: 5 ½” in length, 4 ½” in width, and 3 ¾” in height. This Box is of Excellent Early Quality and the Photographs are provided to examine its Beauty.

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Price $375 plus shipping


A Splendid Image of “Eastern Point Light, Gloucester Harbor, Mass” by C. S’elmi, an Acrylic on Board, circa 1970s. This Painting came from a Collection of Paintings in Southeastern New England. It is in Excellent Condition and is a Highly Appealing Composition, encompassing an upward view of the Lighthouse from a Hillside of Wild Flowers with a Fishing Boat in the Distance. The Image measures 23 ½” in length and 11 ½” in height; the Frame measure 29 ¼” in length and 17 ¼” in height. On the back, the artist has written “Eastern Point Light, Gloucester Harbor, Mass.” A Wonderful Piece for a New England Collector.

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Price $175 plus shipping SALE PRICE $110

Wonderful Splint Gathering Basket by Rouse Matteson (later changed to Matterson), (1853 – 1936), Saunderstown, Rhode Island, circa Early 20th Century. Matteson was a house carpenter in his early career and a salt water fisherman later. Basket making began as a sideline and later became a primary focus of his life. (Additional information is available to the buyer.) This Gathering Basket displays an interesting use of Oak or Ash woven together Half Round Willow Splints, giving the outside a “wicker” look and the inside a typical splint look. The Basket has a “kicked in” bottom form, a “double wrapped” rim, and a hand carved handle with cut joints for the rim. It measures 10”+ in diameter at the rim, 6 ½” at the base, and 6” in height for the basket and a total of 11’ in height, including the handle. It is in Near Excellent Condition for its age with only very minor wear.

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Price  $295 plus shipping


Wonderful Dome Top Grain Painted Table Top Box, circa 1820s – 1840s. Painted in a Faux Birdseye Maple Finish the Box is Lap Cornered with Cut Nail Construction. The Rarity of the Box is Enhanced by an Applied Top which Extends over the Base Construction on All Four Sides, providing both added quality and unique form. The Interior of the Box is Divided into Two Parts of Unequal Size for Separate Items. The Patina is Especially Appealing in its Reflection of Age and Use. A working key for the existing lock would make an excellent addition. Measurements: 16” in width (lid 16 5/8”), 8 ¼” in depth (lid 9”), 7” in height on center. There is general age wear to the paint and a 2 ¾” tight line on one edge of the top where a nail apparently split the wood in the making. Please examine all the photographs carefully.

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 Price $395 plus shipping


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