Published: March 1, 2021
THOMASTON, MAINE – Attributed to Pennsylvania carver William Rush (1756-1833), a carved giltwood pine ship’s figurehead featuring a young woman in a gown sold for $27,600 at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries’ February 26-28 Temptations sale. The life-size carving measured 68 inches high and featured the figure lifting her skirt with one hand and covering her breast with the other. It had a hollowed out back and came on a museum stand.
It was one of more than 1,200 lots to cross the block throughout the marathon sale. Watch for a full review in a future issue.
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