Antique 19thC Sailor Made Folk Art Busk & Straight Edge

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Apr 10, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Antique 19thC Sailor Made Folk Art Busk & Straight Edge
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……The other day I bought a box lot at a local auction and inside were three antique Sailor Made Busks. If you are not sure what a Busk is, it is a support used in Victorian Lady’s Corsets. One of the Busks is already listed on my other eBay auctions. It is scrimshawed on one side with a whaling ship, long boat and whales as well as an American Eagle and shield. This auction is for the other two Busks I found in this lot. ……The first busk is carved from wood and measures 12 7/8” long by just under 1 ½� wide. This is just a plain busk with its original untouched surface. The second item in this auction may not be a busk but possiblywas a straight edge. It measures 1 1/8” wide by 14 3/8” long and is a hair under ¼� thick, which leads me to believe this is a straight edge, and not a busk. On one side is scrimshawed the initials “N C” and on the other side is scrimshawed the initials “N A.” This Sailor Made Straight Edge has a wonderful untouched color that only years can produce. … I am listing this auction without any reserve and please check out the other Whaling Items that I was able to buy at this auction.

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