Good day my name is Tim
I am a Certified IRS Qualified Appraiser. It will be a pleasure to put my expertise, libraries, resources, and experience in the field to work for you.
What is the size of the chest?
I have enough to do the research. I will try to have an answer for you this evening.
You have what appears to be a late 19th Century sailors sea-chest. The interior is decorated with marquetry, small pieces of wood fitted together to form a pattern. Most of the chests I have seen are painted on the outside with nautical themes. Sailors have a great deal of time on their hands when off watch, so they create a variety of things from the materials at hand. A decorated sea-chest can bring from $700.00 to $1,000.00 at the right auction. On the East Coast. Boston Harbor Auctions sells them on a regular basis.
BOSTON HARBOR AUCTIONS
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