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Six Cahoon marine paintings headline Rafael Osona sale, Aug. 28

Ralph Eugene Cahoon Jr., ‘July 4th Race of the Crosby Cats,’ 1880, est. $70,000-$90,000

Ralph Eugene Cahoon Jr., ‘July 4th Race of the Crosby Cats,’ 1880, est. $70,000-$90,000

NANTUCKET, Mass. – Rafael Osona Auctions is known for uncovering treasures from far-reaching corners, but it’s two close-to-home artists whose works will drive the excitement during the August 28 sale. Six Ralph Cahoon paintings and eight lots of meticulously hand-crafted artisan furniture by Stephen Swift headline a lineup of almost 500 lots, sharing the stage with fine and maritime arts from Nantucket and beyond; South Sea pearls; period American, English, and Continental furnishings and decor; whaler-made collectibles; Nantucket baskets; sterling silver; Chinese export; antique carpets; and collectibles during Rafael Osona’s 41st annual late summer Auction. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr., ‘The Sea Fairies,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000

Marine art treasures enliven Osona’s Aug. 7-8 sale

Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr., ‘The Sea Fairies,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000

Ralph Eugene Cahoon, Jr., ‘The Sea Fairies,’ estimated at $20,000-$30,000

NANTUCKET, Mass.Rafael Osona’s signature August sale is well regarded for its exceptional offerings from far-reaching corners. The two-day event, which takes place August 7-8, presents choice material ranging from Rembrandt etchings to Abraham Lincoln and Civil War US Treasury ‘redbacks’ to leading ‘Nantucket Renaissance’ painter Anne Ramsdell Congdon and modernist Vladimir Kagan. It also features furnishings and decor from the Starbuck East Brick mansion and a from two single-owner collections of Canton and Chinese Export porcelains. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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