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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Sailor Made Knitting Needles

Sailor Made Knitting NeedlesSailor Made Knitting Needles – $1800

Sailor made knitting needles made from exotic woods with whale ivory acorn-form finials.

Upper thirds of shafts with extensive contrasting wood and banding.

American, c.1850, 17 ½”

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Shadow Box of 19th Century Sewing Tools

Impressive Shadow Box of 19th Century Sewing ToolsImpressive Shadow Box of 19th Century Sewing Tools – $3800

A collection of over 75 bone sewing objects including bodkins, clamps, tatting shuttle, bobbins, crochet hooks, scissors and other sewing implements all dating from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. Museum mounted on brown suede with a Bird’s-eye maple frame.

42” x 21” x 2 ¼”.

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Sailor Made Knitting Needles

Sailor Made Knitting NeedlesSailor Made Knitting Needles – $1500

Sailor made knitting needles made from whale ivory with ebony banding, with turned ball finials.

American, c. 1850, 14 ¼”.

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French Shellwork Valentine

French Shellwork ValentineFrench Shellwork Valentine –  $1500

Shell work valentine in an elongated octagonal Mahogany frame with geometric and star design.
French, c. 1925, 10 ½” x 17 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 – $38,000

 

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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British Woolie “HMS Brunswick”

British Woolie “HMS Brunswick”British Woolie “HMS Brunswick” – $3800

This woolwork depicts a fully dressed British Royal Navy Ship anchored off shore with multiple flags flying from the masts and lighthouse in the background.

Wool on linen, 20” x 25”, overall. c.1870.


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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 – $45,000

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 – $7500

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 – $3800

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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“Three Sisters” Ship Diorama

“Three Sisters” Ship Diorama – $5500

“Three Sisters”, impressive ship diorama set into a blue painted plaster sea and flying the French flag. Mounted against a painted sky with clouds. There are three porcelain women figures on deck and a carved wooden lighthouse in the foreground.

Framed in a Victorian gold leaf frame, c.1870-1880.

All in original condition.

26” x 33” x 8 ½”.

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Builders Half Hull Model of a New England Whaler

Builders Half Hull Model of a New England WhalerBuilders Half Hull Model of a New England Whaler – $3800

Half hull builders model of whaleship. Solid hull construction with original black,white and salmon paint. Mounted on a hardwood backboard.

American, 1845, 7.75” x 28” x 3.75”.

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Double Sailor’s Valentine with Pinwheel and Eight Pointed Star Designs.

Double Sailor's Valentine with Pinwheel and Eight Pointed Star Designs.Double Sailor’s Valentine with Pinwheel and Eight Pointed Star Designs – Sold!

Barbados, c.1870, 10 ½”

 

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