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Bold carved dolphin head newel post bannister from a very large staircase. French, 18th Century.

Size: 6" H x 18" L



Sunder luster rimmed plate Brig. English c. 1820.

Size: 8" D


Rare nautical commerce creamware tankard / mug, Success to Sailors with ships, waiting lady, tea boxes and others. English c. 1800.

size: 4 1/2" H x 3 5/8" 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



Entwined dolphin iron ornament / sculpture. English c. 1820.

Size: 5" H x 4 1/4" L x 1 3/4" D



"LILIAN" a small inlaid  money box (Bank). English- Mid 19th Century.

Size:  31/2" H x 6" W x 41/2" 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



Nautical motif dovetailed box probably sailors work with hearts and pinwheels. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 10" H x 7" W x 2" D


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

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


Faux painted box that allegedly belonged to Capt. Francis Gorham of Barnstable, MA. Box painted with compass rose, rope, stars, wood grain, and painted handles on both sides (some splits in the wood). American.

Size: 9" H x 16" W x 12 1/2" 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)


Rare roll top Camphorwood writing desk/box with brass inlay. Chinese Export.  Late 19th Century.

Size:  8 1/2" H x 18" L x 14" D

Cast iron door stop in the form of sailor & anchor with a ship's mast, oars & other sailing motifs. German c. 1880.

Size: 12" H x 6" W x 5 3/4" D

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

Size: 12" H


Miniature sea chest with a geometrical inlaid top. American.

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



Heavy Brass traveling (folding) anchor paperweight. English c. 1870.

Size:  8" H x 7"



Green Painted Tiller Arm.  English c. 1870.

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



Scottish letter opener. Hugh Highgate & Co. Whale Oil Refiners. Paisley, Scotland. c. 1900.

Size: 8" L



Victoria Ship Signs (port & starboard) probably from a Mississippi steam / paddle boat. American c. 1900.

Size: 5" H x 32 3/4" L


Superb geometrically designed double Sailor's Valentine with heart and a rose-star motif with “With Love”. Inscribed on back with "Harry Davis USN Warbash Block Island Montevido South America. Late 19th Century.

Size:  9" D


Double Sailor's Valentine, "Ever Thine".  c. 1860.

Size:  8 1/2" D


Beautiful double Sailor's Valentine with heart and a rose-star motif. c. 1870.

Size:  10" D



A model of a fishing boat with rear rudder and rigging. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 25" H x 29" L x 8" D 


Single-sided Lover's Valentine with a delicate center rose posed above the heart. c. 1870.

Size: 9 1/4" D


Rare shell valentine with a basket of flowers. English, Late 19th Century.

Size:  9 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W



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

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


Dolphin and wave bronze table sculpture. English c. 1900.

Size: 6" H



Small nautical box in good color & surface. The top is carved with anchor & rope. English c. 1900.

Size: 3 3/4" H x 7 1/2" L x 4 1/4" D


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


American carved & painted 4-mast sailing ship "open diorama" wall hanging. Early 1900's.

Size: 13 1/2" H x 30" L



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

Size: 60" L



Painted wood frame shaped like a boat wheel float inscribed with King Arthur, Glasgow. (later mirror insert). Scottish, Early 1900's.

Size: 9 1/2" D


Sailor's valentine patriotic shellwork picture with shell eagle with American shield as eagle breast and four shell rose blossoms at each corner all framed with old teal paint on the canted sides. Mid-19th Century.

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


Sailor made ship half-hull wall pocket. American, Late 19th Century.

Size: 5" H x 9" L x 3" D



Large carved & painted open diorama with a large and smaller ships and some painted in the background. The larger ship with carved sails, figure-head & 25-guns; painted in unusual gray colors. English c. 1870.

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



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


Unusual & bold large hollow metal ANCHOR possibly a cake mould or a sign. American, 19th Century.

Size: 24" H x 18" W x 2" D



"Gay Head" lighthouse swordfish bill. American.

Size: 22 1/4" 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


Decorated Swordfish Bill with red, white, and blue diamonds, fraternal symbols and crossed British flags, cutlass-style wooden hilt with wood grip. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 39" L


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



Whimsical "Whale" water faucet on a later base. American.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 6 1/2" L x 3" D



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



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

Size:  5 10/16" H x 5 3/16" W



Watercolor of Orbell Oakes signed by Wybrants Artist dated 1853. Note card on back reads: Orbell Willoughby Oaks Son of Captain Orbell Oaks RN. Born 1836. Father of Alma Caroline May Wroughton. English c. 1820.

Size: 13 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W



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

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



Naïve 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

Rare pair of miniature tinsel prints of Napoleon and Lord Nelson probably done after the heroic Battle of Trafalgar. English c. 1810.

Size: 5 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W (each)



Nice watercolor a "Yatching Costume". English c. 1870.

Size: 8" H x 5" W


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

Size: 9" H x 8" W




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