Published: May 3, 2021
PHILADELPHIA – “I think it did well because it was a little different,” Freeman’s head of American Furniture, Folk and Decorative Arts Lynda Cain said on the $32,760 result for Ralph Cahoon’s (1910-1982) “Washed Ashore.” Cain said she fielded interest from a number of collectors who vied for the small work – only 11½ by 8 inches. The sailor features his sextant or octant by his side, sleeping or unconscious in the moment two mermaids find him and attempt to rustle him awake.
It was part of a broader sale that featured furniture, artifacts and art, some with Philadelphia interest and nearly all with American interest, that went on to produce $689,157 for the firm.
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