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   Sunder luster rim plate. Jacks Safe Return. English c. 1820.

Size: 8" D



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

 Early carved & painted armorial sternborad from a small royal boat with double chevrons.  English c. 1780.

Size:12" H x 51 1/2" L

 CO-0423"LILIAN" a small inlaid  money box (Bank).  English- Mid 19th Century.

Size:  31/2" H x 6" W x 41/2" D

CO-0553Lignum 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

  FA-0171Nautical 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

  FA-0495Faux 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)

  FO-0096Rare 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.


Unusual black sailor target toy with name of ship on hat "La Torpille" chromo litho color stack on wood. Probably French. c1900.

Size: 15" H


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

Size:  8" H x 7"

  NA-0003Green Painted Tiller Arm.  English c. 1870.

Size:  25" L

  NA-0010Rare small needlepoint with full beadwork of "The Providence"  English, Late 19th Century.

Size:   8" H x 8" W (approx.)
NA-0016Painted caulk tobacco shop desk figure of the "fat sailor". (The cigar is removable and made out of paper).  English, Late 19th Century. There are some paint chips and minor cracking.

Size:  14" H x 8" W

 NA-0023A 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

 NA-0035Scottish letter opener. Hugh Highgate & Co. Whale Oil Refiners. Paisley, Scotland. c. 1900.

Size: 8" L

 NA-0069Victoria 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

NA-0093Hand 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. English c. 1900.

Size:  24" H x 11"W x 6" D

 NA-0094A 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


Painted and carved small folksy diorama wall plaque. English c. 1900.

Size:  9" H x 13 1/2" W

  The largest ship snuff box I've ever seen. Boxwood carved & with great pen work with "Warrior" written on back of the boat. Condition -- is good, it is slightly worn as appropriate with the age.  English, Early 19th Century.

Size:  2 3/4" H x 6" L

   NA-0116Painted canvas over wooden folksy model of a lighthouse. English c. 1890.

Size:  32" H

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

Size:  9 1/2" H x 9 1/2" W

  NA-0123American boat model / hull with traces of old paint. Found in Massachusetts. Early 1900's

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

  NA-0126Schooner / boat model on a later base. American, Late 19th Century.

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

 NA-0127Unusual ship in a bottle with a group of houses (village behind it). English c. 1880.

Size: 4" H x 13' L

 "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

 NA-0136Single-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 figures carved wood painted & gilded (possibly tie backs). English, Late 19th Century.

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

 NA-0146Masterful art of wooden match sticks depicting a 3-mast ship with lighthouse. Signed H. H. Swedish, Late 19th Century.

Size: 16" H x 25" W

 NA-0147Model 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

 NA-0150Small 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 gourd painted & 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

   NA-0157Starboard & Port painted boating oars. American, Early 1900's

Size: 60" L

   NA-0158Painted 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

 NA-0159Very rare sailor-made shellwork framed valentine with a circular half-length portrait of a French military officer. Surrounded in an elaborate shellwork design of two hearts on a pedestal and flanked by vases of flowers. French   c. 1830.

Size: 6" H x 7 3/4" W

  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

 NA-0161Carved & painted mounted half-hull model, New England, the wheelhouse & hatch covers on a laminated hull with brass portholes and painted rudder, on a dark blue-painted panel, nice old surface. American, 19th Century.

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

 NA-0165Miniature 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

 NA-0169Large 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

   NA-0171Double-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

  NA-0177Great 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 Sand Cast Anchor template / mold. 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 x 11 3/4" 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

  PR-0058Watercolor of a ships steward standing on the deck resting his hat on a barrel. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 12" H x 10" W

 PR-0108Interesting pen-work done by a ship's captain with intricate geometrical patterns & cut-outs.  English c. 1820
  PR-0180Miniature 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

 PR-0189Nave miniature watercolor of two sailors / soldiers.  English c. 1850.

Size:  7 1/4" H x 8 11/16" W

  PR-0228Watercolor of a young captain holding a top hat - ship & men rowing a boat in the background. English c. 1830.

Size: 15 1/4" H x 10 1/2' L

 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)

  PR-0290Nice watercolor a "Yatching Costume". English c. 1870.

Size: 8" H x 5" W




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