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Antique folk art carved wooden vertebrae-like chain, probably a sailor’s whimsy, c. late 19th century. The flexible chain is constructed of small, perfectly carved links of mahogany, which slide and lock together, forming a serpentine sculpture reminiscent of the spine of a fish. The mysterious piece is beautiful when displayed on the wall or suspended inside a glass dome. Found in Maine in an old estate.



Very good condition with antique patina.



35 inches long

2 inches wide




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