Ship Diorama of Ship “Lillian”

Ship Diorama of Ship "Lillian"Ship Diorama of Ship “Lillian”  – $5000

Ship Diorama of a two mast ship,
‘Lillian’ with a matching row boat.

The sails and hull are carved from wood. Mounted in a red painted stepped frame.

New England, c. 1890. 28″ x 22″ x 7 1/4″.

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Carved Whaleboard by Captain George Grant

Carved Whaleboard by Captain George GrantCarved Whaleboard by Captain George Grant –  $7500

Small carved and painted whale species board by Captain George Grant featuring twelve carved whales, mounted on a painted pine board with roped frame.

Signed on the back with description of whales carved. c. 1930, 8 ½” x 10 ½”.

George Grant (1857-1942), the son of nantucket’s most successful whaling captain Charles Grant, was born in Samoa in 1857 during a whaling voyage. His mother, Nancy Grant traveled with her husband and gave birth to all her children at ports in the Pacific.George Grant harpooned his first whale at age sixteen and continued in the whaling business into his thirties. Later in life he became the Nantucket Historical Association’s first curator of the Whaling Museum.

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Large Shipbuilder’s Half Hull

Large Shipbuilder’s Half HullLarge Shipbuilder’s Half Hull – $4000

Large ship builder’s half hull model of lift construction painted in black and brown with leaf vinery. Mounted on a black backboard with decorative border.

American, c.1850: 11 1/2” x 60”.

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Ship Diorama of Four Masted Schooner

Ship Diorama of Four Masted SchoonerShip Diorama of Four Masted Schooner – $2000

Ship diorama of a four masted schooner with carved wooden hull, sails, masts, and accoutrements.

Mounted in a deep varnished mitered wood frame with painted putty sea and painted background of the sky and a shoreline and steamer in the background.

New England, c. 1930, 18 ¼” x30 ½”.

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Woolie Featuring Steamer “HMS Renaldo”

Woolie Featuring Steamer HMS RenaldoWoolie Featuring Steamer “HMS Renaldo” – $4500

Sailors woolwork of English steamer “HMS Renaldo”.  

c. 1860. 18 ½” x 22”. 

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Unique Woolie

Unique WoolieUnique Woolie – $3500

Unusual sailors’ woolwork, depicting a harbor scene with houses and sailing vessels.

English, c. 1870.

17 ½” x 21 ¾”.

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An Assortment of Sailor-Made 19th Century Walking Sticks

An Assortment of Sailor-Made 19th Century Walking Sticks

An assortment of 19th century, sailor-made walking sticks. Each made between 1840-1880.

Each individually priced. Contact us for prices or information.

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Ship Diorama

Ship DioramaShip Diorama – $2800

Ship diorama of a three masted ship in a rocky painted putty sea.

Housed in a black painted reeded frame.

American, c. 1920, 21 ¼” x 29”.

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Geological Maps of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget

Geological Maps of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and MuskegetGeological Maps of Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and Muskeget – $2000

Set of two U.S. geological survey topographical chart maps, one of Nantucket, the other Muskeget & Tuckernuck, c.1890.

Professionally framed. 35” x 45”.

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Four Shell Framed Glass Roundels

Four Shell Framed Glass Roundels  –  $4850

Collection of four shell framed glass roundels in different forms. Each with original shop print: Titanic, Olympic, schooner and small steamer.

All shells original and in great condition.

English, early 20th century.

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British Woolwork of Three Mast Ship

British Woolwork of Three Mast Ship  –  $4000

Sailor’s Woolwork (Woolie) of a three mast ship with eighteen gun ports in a Birds Eye Maple frame.

English, c 1870. 13″ x 15″.

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Pair of Ship’s Catheads

Pair of Ship's CatheadsPair of Ship’s Catheads

Pair of carved and painted ship’s cathead terminals in the form of a lion’s face.

c. 1875
16 ¾” x 15” x 6”

A cathead is a large beam located on either bow of a sailing ship and angled outward at about 45 degrees. The beam supports the ship’s anchor when raising or lowering it and for carrying the anchor on its stock-end when suspended outside the ship’s side. The cathead provides both a sturdy beam to support the massive weight of the anchor, and to hold the metal anchor away from the wooden side of the ship. The projecting end or terminal cap of the beam were often embellished and commonly carved with a feline face that of a cat or lion.

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Detailed Ship Diorama

Detailed Ship DioramaDetailed Ship Diorama – $1800

Ship diorama, depicting a ship under full sail with detailed rigging and a small steam launch off the bow with an intricate painted village on the backboard and paper mache’ waves.

Framed in a black painted molded frame with a gilt liner.American, c. 1920. 27 ¼” x 43” x 7 ½”.

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Sailor’s Chart Box from the Charles W. Morgan

Sailors chart box from the Charles W. MorganSailor’s Chart Box from the Charles W. Morgan – $15,000

Sailor’s chart box from the Charles W. Morgan, made of Pine with hinged thumb molded top. Stenciled with remnants of old red paint.

Built in 1841 the Morgan is the last remaining wooden American whaling ship in existence.
c.1890-1910 , 10 ½” x 55” x 10 ½”.

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Carved and Painted Whale Board by George Grant

Carved and Painted Whale Board by George GrantCarved and Painted Whale Board by George Grant – $18,000

Carved and painted six whale species board attributed to George Grant of Nantucket (1857-1942).

Grant, the son of whaling captain Charles Grant, was born in 1857 during a whaling voyage. His mother, Nancy Grant traveled with her husband and gave birth to all her children at ports in the Pacific during voyages.

George Grant harpooned his first whale at age sixteen and continued in the whaling business into his thirties.

Later, as curator of the Whaling Museum, he was a wonderful source of information about Nantucket’s whaling past.

18 ½” x 34 ½”. circa 1920.

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Sailor Made Whalebone Scrimshaw Round Ditty Box

Sailor made whalebone scrimshaw round ditty box, with both Mahogany top and bottom, wrapped with a single piece of panbone with seven scallop laps and a double line of rivets. American, c.1850. 4” x 8”. For more information please email us or call 508-228-0960.Sailor Made Whalebone Scrimshaw Round Ditty Box – $7500

Sailor made whalebone scrimshaw round ditty box, with both Mahogany top and bottom, wrapped with a single piece of panbone with seven scallop laps and a double line of rivets.

American, c.1850. 4” x 8”.

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Sailor Made Victorian Shellwork Box

Sailor Made Victorian Shellwork BoxSailor Made Victorian Shellwork Box – $1250

Sailor made Victorian seashell encrusted hinged box with four gem tintypes portraits mounted on top with wallpaper lining.

American, c.1875. 4 ½” x 13” x 9”.

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Half-Hull “Emily”

Half-Hull “Emily”Half-Hull “Emily” – $3200

Carved and painted half hull mounted on the original shaped backboard in untouched condition.

American. c.1880.

26” long.

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