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Sunder luster rimmed plate Brig. English c. 1820.

Size: 8" D



"The Gift" lustre jug with a sentimental love poem on the front and "Success to the Fisherman" on one side and "True Love from Hull" (True Love is the name of the ship) on the other. English c. 1840.

"The Gift" Kindly take this gift of mine / The gift and giver I hope is thine / And tho' the value is but small / A loving heart is worth it all.

Size: 6 3/4" H x 8 3/4" D



19th c. (Civil War) large metal weathervane depicting Admiral David Farragut who was the first admiral in the United States Navy. Retains some original paint with surface rusting. American.

Size: 35" H x 30" L



Small wooden stern board from a small yacht shaped as faux ribbon with a star at each end and the name LYDIA carved and painted into the sign. American, Early 1900.

Size: 10 1/2" H x 50 1/2" L x 3/4" D



Lignum Vita Folksy Sailor made Rolling Pin (the wood of life). English c. 1850.

Size:  22" L



Three old sailor tools, wood-handled wrench, a wood and glass triangular and iron threader. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: Glass Triangular ~ 11 1/2" L, Girard Wrench ~ 8 1/2" L, Iron Threader ~ 8" L


Miniature bone sailor made cradle with green speckled abalone panels. c. 1860.

Size: 2 1/2"Hh x 4 1/2" L x 3" D



Sunderland luster plate with colorful 3-mask, 4-flag sailing boat entitle,"A Frigate in Full Sail". English c. 1830.

Size: 9 1/4" D


Small Chest or box with Ship Paintings. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7" H x 12" W x 7" D


Small wooden folding screen / board with etched symbols: heart, anchor, sun, diamond, etc. Primitively scratched on back ~ WHYPEET.

Size: 6 1/4" H x (unfolded ~ 6 1/2" W, folded 3 1/4" W)


White marble book paper weight with carved bird and compass point decorations. American, 19th Century.

Size: 3 3/16" x 2 1/8" L x 1 5/8



"There She Blows" Nautical Folk Art Box by Edwin Nagel born in Philadelphia 1925. Served in the US Navy. Received his MFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.

After the embargo on sperm whale's teeth 1972, crafted boxes out of old cigar boxes & decorated them with scrimshaw subjects. Inside box compass rose & 2 dividied compartments. Nautical saying written all around the box such as, "Masthead Ahoy! There she blows! There she breur wheel: Steady!" "Steady, Sir". - Wonderful Folk Art treasure. American.

Size: 1 1/4" H x 8 1/2" W x 9 1/4" D


Painted cast iron rare sailor doorstop. American c. 1900.

Size: 12" H



Carved & painted Brook Trout wall plaque. American, Mid-Century.

Size: Fish - 3" H x 9" L / Plaque - 4 3/4"H x 7"L x 1"D


Miniature sea chest with a geometrical inlaid top. American.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 14" W x 8" D.


Small maritime themed book shape vesta. Celluloid cast in relief, one side a sailor waving farewell, the other side depicting a battleship & the spine incised with a symbol of Faith, Hope, and Charity. English c. 1900.

Size: 2" H x 1 1/2" W x 1/2" D


19th c. Small painted carving of a winged mermaid.

Size: 8 3/4" H


19th c. primitive inlaid "sailor-made" wooden box with hearts & inscribed "Timothy".

Size: 3 1/2" H x 7 1/3 x 5 1/2" D



Sailor's head cut from Players Navy Cut Cigarettes Cards made into a wreath (English folk / outside art). Mid-Century.

Size: 10" D

19th c. Heart-shaped large nautical frame inlaid with anchors, cross, star & line inlay.

Size: 19" H x 18 1/2" W


Superb yet simple 19th c. magic / trick opening sailor's keepsake box with inlaid star & diamond decorations.

Size: 4 3/4" H x 71/4" W x 5 1/4" D



Relief carved maple busk (an undergarment worn to achieve an elongated torso) with american eagle, cornucopia & heart. American c. 1840..

Size: 1 3/4" H x 14 1/4" L


Unusual sailor made checkerboard. Inlaid with various tropical hardwoods. American c. 1900.

Size: 13" H x 13" W



Unusual walnut frame 6-pointed star frame. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 15 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W

Jack Tar cane / umbrella stand cast iron gold & silver surface with sailor holding a rope & embellished with nautical motifs. American, Late 19th Century.

Ssize: 28" H x 17" W x 11" D

Painted, with nice surface iron sailing ship on blue wavy sea doorstop. American, Early 1900's.

Size: 9 1/2" H



Old green paint on this 19th C. small TILLER ARM (A tiller arm is a part of a boat's steering gear.) with a curved & Dodecahedon shaped head.

Size:  25" L



A Valentine made of shells, cloth, ivory, silk and paper.  It's verse reads, "Oh Say That I May Call Thee Mine". English c. 1880

Size:  9" H x 7" W



Painted swordfish bill with 2 boats and a fish. American c. 1900.

Size: 31" L



Painted canvas over wooden folksy model of a lighthouse. Late 19th Century..

Size: 32" H



American boat model / hull with traces of old paint. Found in Massachusetts. Early 1900's

Size: 6" H x 31" L x 7" D



Folky primitive painted boat hull model. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7" H x 25" L x 18 1/4" D


Schooner / boat model on a later base. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 53" L x 7 1/2" W


"Think of Me"  A double sided sailor's valentine. English c. 1870.

Size: 8" D (each side)


Carved nutshell made into a weighted drinking vessel with two whales on one side and the other has a 3 masts sailing ship with an American flag and another flag with the letter P.  Colonial c. 1860.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 3 1/2" D


Probably sailor made box for coins made with primitive dovetail construction & the Maritime flag & the Union Jack entwined on the lid. On the back there is some writing & rose-headed nails. English c. 1900.

Size: 1 1/2" H x 11 1/4" L x 9" D



Single-sided octagon Sailor's Valentine with a geometric design and elegant shell rosettes. 1860.

Size: 10" H x 10" W


Carved half-hull model "The Mischief ~ 14th Dinghey presented to The Beccles Amateur Sailing Club by Lieut. H. Gartside-Tipping R. N. 1912". English, Dated

Size: 10 1/2" H x 23 1/2" L


Large intricate & colorful single valentine. English c. 1880.

Size: 13 3/4" D


Double-sided sailor's valentine, A Present from a Friend. English c. 1850.

Size: 9" H x 9" W


Rare pair of mermaid figurescarved wood painted gilded (possibly tie backs). English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 6" W (each)


Model of a clinker built Gunter Sailing Dinghy with brass rudder & brass keel (center board) & cloth sail. Late 19th Century.

Size: 18" L


Carved & painted bold open diorama with the name Dorothy on bow & wonderful paint. English c. 1880.

Size: 19 3/4" H x 29" L


Large single valentine with intricate design & color. English c. 1880.

Size: 13 3/4" D


Exceptional shell mosaic work glazed diorama. French c. 1860.

Size: 17 1/2" H x 20" W x 1 1/2" D


Folk Art painted gourd fashioned as an admiral in the British Navy. English c. 1800.

Size: 4 1/2" H



Starboard & Port painted boating oars. American, Early 1900's

Size: 60" L



Large carved & painted unusual open diorama with two ships. The larger ship with named carved sails, figurehead & 25-guns, & painted background. c. 1870.

Size: 19" H x 45" L x 5" D



Carved and painted mounted half hull model, New England, the wheelhouse and hatch covers on a laminated hull with brass portholes and painted rudder, on a dark green-painted panel, nice old surface. American, 19th Century.

Size: 13 3/4" H x 41" W


Miniature half hull from Friendship Maine. On the back there is a note. The Friendship sloop, also known as a Muscongus Bay sloop or lobster sloop, is a style of gaff-rigged sloop that originated in Friendship, Maine around 1880. American, Early 1900.

Size: 3 1/2" H x 15" L x 2 1/2" H



Double-sided colorful old 10" D valentine with heart & star & rosettes. English c. 1850.

Size: 10" D


A rare and interesting tin box used to teach setting sail positions with variety of wooden model boats by Droosten, Allen & Co. from 126 Strand London. English c. 1850.

Size: 5 11/16" D x 7 11/16" W


Exceptional carved & painted Swordfish Bill with decorations such as the American flag, flowers, dove with Masonic symbolism, acorns with oak leaves, swordfish & fishing spear, lace-up high-top ladies' shoe, dove scene, maritime signal flags. Notched handle. American c. 1900.

Size:  26 1/2" L 


Striking sailor-made tray with a compass star, inlaid with bone & ebony sometimes were used as trays for POW bone boat models. 19th Century.

 Size: 2 3/4" H x 20" L x 12" D


Great verdigris bronze & painted wooden handles on this small helm (ship's wheel). American, Early 1900's.

Size: 4" H x 16" D


Rare painted swordfish bill with carved fish handle / American Eagle / ship. American c. 1910.

Size: 43" L


A very rare carved wood Anchor template / mold for Sand Casting iron anchors. American, 19th Century.

Size: 33 3/4" H x 23 1/2" W


Incised wood panel depicting a whaling scene. Depicts an American flagged whaleship, two whaleboats, and whales off the ship's bow and beam. American.

Size: 11 3/4" H x 20 1/4" W



Folky carved with original paint open "ship" diorama with the name Leland painted on the bow. American c. 1900.

Size: 11" H x 18" W x 1" D


Superb small sailor made box with inlay compass star & accents. English c. 1780.

Size: 5 1/2" H x 11" W x 5 3/4" D


Oil on canvas American School ~ A lighthouse in rolling waves. Unsigned. Housed in a unique ropework frame with A.D.S. frame keys. American c. 1900.

Size: 24 1/2" D Framed 29" D



English mid-19th brass round covered box with a working compass.

Size: 1" H x 3 1/2" D



Hand carved lighthouse model from the port of Fraserburgh, Scotland. The Kinnaird Head Lighthouse was the first to be lit in 1787. The model has a painted family crest on the front as well as an electric bulb converted to American electricity. Scottish, Early 1900's.

Size: 24" H x 11" W x 6" D


Carved & painted sail with applied carved & painted ten named whales. American, Early 20th Century.

Size: 14 1/2" H x 26" L



Very rare tiny ship diorama.

Size: 1 1/4" H x 1 5/8" W x 3/4" D



Small carved & painted 3-D ship in life-saver wheel with a charming note taped on the back. American, Mid-Century.

Size: 7" D


19th c. bone inlaid decorated humidor / tobacco box. Probably done by a sailor with sunburst surrounds the letters "CJ" and geometric circumference with rhombus shapes.

Size: 6 1/2" H (Base 5 1/2" D)



Nautical collage picture / diorama with carved & painted fish, anchors, rope, sailing ship, etc. Special unique work.

Size: 21 3/4" H x 16 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D



Salmon-shaped silver plated & wood serving platter. Mid-Century.

Size: 37" L



Watercolor of a ships steward standing on the deck resting his hat on a barrel. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 12" H x 10" W



"The Shipwrecked Mariner". Rare cottage print of a ship wrecked survivor. English c. 1820.

Size: 11 3/4" H x 9 3/4" W


Watercolor of Sailor. On the back it reads, "Dear Father, Mother, Brothers and Sister Weep not for me for I'm living and well and I hope that I shall very soon see you all I wish you to put this in a frame. English c. 1870.

Size: 9" H x 7" W



Ship's Captain 3 Framed Pen-Work c. 1820.

Superb & interesting pen-work done by a ship's captain with intricate geometrical patterns & cut-outs.

Sizes: 8" H x 6 1/2" W, 11" H x 9" W, 14" H x 11" W


Miniature painting of a sea captain with his ship in the background. c. 1840.

Size:  5 10/16" H x 5 3/16" W



Nave miniature watercolor of two sailors / soldiers. English c. 1850.

Size:  7 1/4" H x 8 11/16" W


Set of paper Semaphore Cards inserted on a wood panel for display ~ Alphabet & Numeral Signs (Sending & Receiving) 20 cards, 1 keycard, 1 instruction pamphlet. English c. 1900.

Size: 22 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W


Miniature 3-masted ship open diorama with crusty old paint and feel. American.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 12" L



"William the little ship builder" Adorable framed American print published by B. Barmell ~ Philadelphia. American, 19th Century.

Size: 9" H x 8" W


Folk Art Hooked Rug - Block design with ship's wheels, an anchor, a spinning wheel, and foliate and geometric motifs. Mounted on a later frame. Mid-20th Century.

Size: 24” H x 36” W




Leatherwood Antiques,  Post Office Box 1676,  Sandwich, MA 02563 ~  508-420-1433