Art, nautical items, scrimshaw & more at MV Auctions Vintage nautical items, period furniture, important works of art by listed American painters, decoys and antique whale's teeth scrimshaw will be offered at MV Auctions' Thanksgiving sale, November 25.
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AND MORE AT MV AUCTIONS’ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING SALE, NOV. 25
(Hyannis, Mass.) – Vintage nautical items, period furniture, important works of art by listed American painters, decoys and antique whale’s teeth scrimshaw will all come up for bid at a Thanksgiving sale to be held November 25th by MV Auctions / Auctions of Cape Cod and the Islands in Hyannis, Mass.
“The quality merchandise has just been rolling in. It’s really unbelievable,” said Ed Tessier, president and owner of MV Auctions. “I’ve been holding Thanksgiving sales for about eight years now, and I can say with confidence this will be the best one we’ve had in at least five years. Almost everything is fresh to the market and top quality.”
The auction will be held the Saturday after Thanksgiving – November 25th –beginning at 2 pm. There will be a preview from 10 am until the start of the sale. The event will be held at the function hall located at 852 Bearses Way Hyannis, on Cape Cod.
Headlining the auction is the estate of Evelyn Bodfish Bourne (1892-1954), the noted Massachusetts artist known for her oil and watercolor works and architectural renderings. More than 40 works by Ms. Bourne will be featured in the sale, as well as other paintings by artists she collected (including her father, W.P. Bodfish).
Evelyn Bodfish Bourne studied under Charles Hawthorne and Ross Moffett, two founders of the famed Provincetown Art Association. Her work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Vassar College and the Art Institute of Chicago. “This is a wonderful opportunity for art collectors or anyone who appreciates fine art,” Tessier said.
Additional artists whose works will also be sold include Frank H. Shapleigh (1842-1906); Wendell M. Rogers (1890-1973); Frank Vining Smith (1879-1967); two paintings by Waldo Pierce (1884-1970); Frederick M. Fenetti (1854-1915); and CD Cahoon. Most are Massachusetts artists.
There will also be three signed silkscreen prints by Frank Stella, the American minimalist painter and sculptor born in 1936. Nautical paintings include a Robert Salmon work depicting a ship battle in the moonlight; a 19th century ship portrait; a pair of Italian ship-at-sea watercolors, both dated 1839; and a silk work painting by Thomas Willis.
Continuing in the nautical vein, a category for which MV Auctions has become renowned in the region, bidder interest is expected to be strong for two Frank Adams ship weathervanes; several spyglasses and telescopes; two antique barometers; a Chelsea clock set; a 19th century cased chronometer by McLachlan; and several antique half-hulls.
Additional nautical items include a Nantucket whirligig; a Nantucket covered purse; a signal cannon; sextants; decorated corset busks; whalebone canes; six period harpoons; spades and mincers; a rolling pin; a ship’s bell; a binnacle; inlaid sailors’ planes; a large pond model, in old paint; and a large pair of antique walrus husks.
Tessier noted the scrimshawed whale’s teeth he’ll be offering are authentic antiques. “They are the genuine article,” he said. Rounding