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.See more photos...
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”.See more photos...
An assortment of 19th century, sailor-made walking sticks. Each made between 1840-1880.
Each individually priced. Contact us for prices or information.See more photos...
Set of two U.S. geological survey topographical chart maps, one of Nantucket, the other Muskeget & Tuckernuck, c.1890.
Professionally framed. 35” x 45”.See more photos...
Pair of carved and painted ship’s cathead terminals in the form of a lion’s face.
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.See more photos...
Detailed 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”.See more photos...
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”.
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.See more photos...