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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Full Length Ship’s Figurehead

Full Length Ship's FigureheadFull Length Ship’s Figurehead – Sold!

 

A carved and painted full length ship’s figurehead of a young classical woman dressed in green, with oval brooch necklace, holding a rose. Carved from a solid piece of pine.
English, c,1850, 37 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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Authentic American 19th Century Figurehead

Carved ship's figurehead bust of a bearded seaman. The figure is dressed in period sailor attire and is in untouched original condition. 19th century paint, carved from one piece of wood (Eastern White Pine). American, c.1840-1860, 35” x 14” x 13”. For more information please email us or call 508-228-0960.Authentic American 19th Century Figurehead – Sold!

Carved ship’s figurehead bust of a bearded seaman. The figure is dressed in period sailor attire and is in untouched original condition. 19th century paint, carved from one piece of wood (Eastern White Pine).

American, c.1840-1860, 35” x 14” x 13”.

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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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China Trade Camphorwood Chest

China Trade Camphorwood ChestChina Trade Camphorwood Chest – Sold!

A paint decorated China Trade leather camphorwood chest, depicting a naval battle scene, in mint condition.

Early to mid nineteenth century. H. 13″, W. 30″, D. 16″.

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Ship’s Captain’s Mahogany Decanter Shelf

Ship's Captain's Mahogany Decanter ShelfShip’s Captain’s Mahogany Decanter Shelf

Ship Captains Mahogany decanter shelf from Whaleship “Wanderer”. This decanter shelf was purchased in the 1940’s and has been in a private collection ever since.

New England, c. 1880, 3 ½” x 32” x 8”.

Built in Mattapoisett in 1878, the bark Wanderer was a first class vessel in every aspect, and it was the last whaler, or any vessel for that matter built in the town of Mattapoisett. She made over a dozen whaling voyages, the last one being on 1924. 

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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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