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Elijah Myrick Built-in Cabinet

Elijah Myrick Built-in CabinetElijah Myrick Built-in Cabinet

Built-in cabinet from the Harvard Shaker New Office attributed to Elijah Myrick, religious text on the back of the piece.

 

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Tailor's Bench

Tailor's BenchTailor's Bench

Rare Shaker tailor's bench, used by the community to make clothing for the members of the village.

 

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Plains Quirt

Plains QuirtPlains Quirt

Very fine, rare example of a Plains quirt (riding whip) with Native etchings. A horse, a figure with a bow and arrow, a buffalo and another figure on a horse followed by the word "Makatewanim" are etched into one side.

 

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Kiowa Dispatch Bag

Kiowa Dispatch BagKiowa Dispatch Bag

Kiowa Dispatch Bag c.1880 in superb condition, with beaded geometric designs (circles, squares) on both front and back. Southern Plains material is less common than objects from the Northern and Central Plains. Southern Plains tribes like the Kiowa and Comanche also beaded fewer objects and favored medium value background colors, German silver attachments, and long twisted fringe. Larger pouches, like this example, were used for carrying a mirror and face paints, among other items.

 

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Crow Mirror Bag

Crow Mirror BagCrow Mirror Bag

The Crow tribe from the Northern Plains had a reputation throughout the 19th century for their beautiful clothing and horse trappings. By the second half of the 19th century, the women had developed a unique bead-work style that is popular with both collectors and museums today. Crow men were as concerned about their appearance as the women, and this magnificent mirror bag would have been carried by a man to hold his face painting equipment. This particular example is in exremely fine condition. 

 

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17th Century Soapstone Pipe

17th Century Soapstone Pipe17th Century Soapstone Pipe

Small soapstone pipe found at Weirs Beach area in New Hampshire by W.K. Moorehead in 1930. Apparently this pipe had a stem, which is unusual for NE pipes.  During the seventeenth century Natives copied some European items, for example European kaolin pipes.  To provide a long stem, they would have uused rolled copper or possibly plant material like wood or reed.  This almost looks like a European pipe, except for the material type, and that it has some specific Native decorative motifs, including 10 triangular shapes around the rim of the bowl. The attributed date is based on the shape and decorations.

 

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Inuit Hunting Fetishes

Inuit Hunting FetishesInuit Hunting Fetishes

Inuit hunting fetishes carved from walrus ivory. Nice examples of early Inuit art forms.

 

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Whale Effigy Cup

Whale Effigy CupWhale Effigy Cup

Mastodon tusk carved into the shape of a whale's head. Probably used as a cup or possibly a candle holder. Very rare fine example of Inuit art.

 

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Early Pipe Tomahawk

Early Pipe TomahawkEarly Pipe Tomahawk

Very fine, early example of a mid-nineteenth century tomahawk-pipe with dove-tailed blade and long, rounded wooden handle. The iron blade and haft appear to be decorated with hash marks, circles and concave lines. There are 30 notches in the handle on the blade side near the ax end.

 

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Gunstock Club

Gunstock ClubGunstock Club

Very fine example of a maple and metal Gunstock club, an iconic symbol of the Native American past. There is a long, triangular metal blade at the bend of the handle as well as decorative metal brackets.

 

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