S otheby’s is delighted to announce the sale of Vineyard Dreams: Property from a Martha’s Vineyard Collection. This nautically-inspired collection will offer a diverse array of works that range from a very fine group of scrimshaw including an extremely rare whalebone wall pocket, a wonderful collection of Folk Art paintings, an eye catching assortment of colorful gameboards and a well curated selection of Pennsylvania furniture and decorative objects.
Included in the collection is an assortment of gameboards, which range from checkerboards, Backgammon, Parcheesi, Beano as well as Chutes and Ladders. All with beautifully crazed surfaces and eye catching colors, these boards were all likely made sometime in the first half of the 20th century.
Below are beautiful decorative boxes and caddies that would add style to the home. The collection includes a very fine variety of paint-decorated wall boxes, small decorated chests as well as a group of finely inlaid and decorated tea caddies.
Highlights also include a dynamic offering of weathervanes, such as a ‘Goddess of Liberty’ weathervane, attributed to J.L Mott Iron Works, which was established by Jordan L. Mott in New York City in 1828 and dates to around 1880. Also on offer are examples of sheet-metal weathervanes and other molded examples.
Visit the Exhibition
Following the guidelines for the Phase Four reopening of Manhattan, we are able to accommodate clients in our building by appointment only. The exhibition for this sale will open on 14 January at 10:00am and will close on 21 January at 5:00pm. To schedule an appointment please contact appointmentsNY@sothebys.com or +1 212 606 7171. You can read more about our safety requirements here.