Sailor's Woodwork Pictures

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Sailor's woolwork picture with an interesting sky, flags & paddle-wheel boat in the lower right-hand corner.  English c. 1860.

Size:  12 3/4" H x 17 1/2" W


Wool Picture with Britannia and regimental mottos.  English c. 1890.

Size:  31 1/2" H x 36 1/2" W


Great quality woolwork picture with a three-dimensional seascape and good color.  English c. 1870.

Size:  16 4/8" H x 25" W


A rare American sailor woolwork picture depicting a setting sun and several ships along the coast line. Found in Maryland.  American c. 1900.

Size:  23 1/2" H x 26" W


This miniature woolie is complete with interesting portray of sky & seas; trampunto sails & a lighthouse with the H.M.S. Doris ~ launched at Pembroke in 1857.   English c.1860.

Size: 12" H x 15" L


Large Sailor's wool work picture with whimsical scalloping wavy sea and atmospheric sky and clouds.  English c. 1860.

Size:  22" H x 28" W



This is a rare "large" diorama woolwork picture of the H.M.S. Tribune, Royal. The French frigate La Tribune was captured by HMS Unicorn in battle on 6/8/1796. She was refitted and taken into British service, commissioned as HMS Tribune, a 34 gun frigate. Use of gold thread and chenille and velvet. English c. 1860.

Size:  32" H x 37 1/2" W 


A Charming woolie of a sailing yacht. English c. 1870.

Size:  22" H x 22" W



"Our Boy's", A racing boat  woolie made of twisted cotton to simulate silk. The boat and sails are number RX-285. English c. 1890.

Size:  15" H x 19" W


The Sailor's Return" A very rare woolie depicting a sailor and his sweetheart, lovely red houses and a three mask ship along with some other ships and activity in the sea. This colorful woolie has some fading which mellowed the colors nicely.  English c. 1870.

Size:  22" H x 27" W


A small woolie of a 3-masted steamer / sailing ship with nice ski and good colors. English, Late 19th Century.

Size:  13 3/4" H x 18" W


Important sailor's woolwork picture of a dressed overall royal yacht in a harbor scene where a small boat with a the royal flag transporting royalty to or from the shore. Also nice tranquil yarn colors. English c. 1890.

Size:  20 1/8" H x 25 3/4" W


Rare Silk work picture (Silky) - probably worked by a sailor on the China Trade Route - A Second Rater in Chinese Waters. Presented in a period Chinese Export Frame. English c. 1830.

Size:  21" H x 24 1/2" W


"The Wave" ~ A rare woolie (a yarn painting) portraying a ship in a storm& portrays the sailor's emotions. Executed in long-stitch. English, Late 19th Century.

Size:  20" x 29 1/4"


Woolwork picture of a British sail and steam ship flanked by flags with the Union Jack. Signed L.W. 1867.  English. Dated.

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


Whimsical chain stitch Woolwork picture of the H.M.S. Temeraire.  English c. 1900.

Size: 23" H x 29" W


Woolwork picture of the sailor's farewell.  English c. 1880.

Size: 21 1/2" H x 26 1/2" W


Woolwork picture of the S. S. George Isabella with four flags which represents the port of calls (including America). English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 17 1/4" H x 26 1/2" W


Fine woolwork picture of H.M.S. Britannia first rate ship of the line. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 22" H x 27 3/4" W


Very rare woolwork picture depicting a ship firing on a topsail schooner. English c. 1870.

Size: 16 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W


Unusual woolwork picture (ship in calm walter) showing the sails furled and a flock of seagulls hovering. Nice detailing.  c. 1880.

Size: 19" H x 23" W


Whimsical ship woolie with scalloping waves and naive folksy quality.  English c. 1890.

Size: 21" H x 21 1/2" W


A rare sailors woolwork picture with five named ships ~ Lark (part of ship showing), Trafalgar, Fairy, Shannon, Antilope. English c. 1870.

Size: 22 1/2" H x 29 182" W


There's a party going on Rare and intricate Sailor's Return woolwork picture (woolie) with watercolor faces depicting sailor's and sweetheart's celebrating. While the ship in the background is waiting; notice the inn / pub as well as the red house.  English c. 1870.

Size: 28" H x 22 3/4" W


"The Sailor's Farewell" woolwork picture; very colorful with different embroidery techniques (long stitch, crewel work & collaging). English c. 1880.

Size: 20" H x 25 1/2" W


American sailor's woolwork picture of U.S.S. Charleston

The U.S.S. Charleston (C-2) was the first "protected cruiser" (i.e. armored rather than simply steel construction) built for the US Navy. Since the United States had no experience in this type of construction, it was designed by an English firm and built by the Union Iron Works in San Francisco.

Launched in 1888, commissioned in 1890, the Charleston went on it's first voyage in 1891, shortly thereafter to become flagship of the Asiatic fleet. Later in the decade it participated in the Spanish-American war, most notably in single-handedly capturing Guam from a somewhat bewildered Spanish garrison who had no knowledge that the two countries were at war!

Thereafter, it joined admiral Dewey"s squadron in Manila and patrolled the various islands until it struck an uncharted reef north of Luzon in 1899 and was wrecked beyond salvage. The crew abandoned the Charleston and camped out on a nearby island until rescued by a Navy gunboat some days later.

Size: 20" H x 32" L



Beautiful draped curtains reveal this theatrical marine scene on this sailor's woolwork picture depicting a full-dressed 3-mask sailing ship, land and another small sailing ship. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 17 3/4" H x 27 1/4" W


Woolwork picture of American and British Naval Ships. Very interesting position for the American vessel is coming toward you as oppose to a side view; which is more common. The woolie sports chain & long-stich with nice variegated sky. English, 19th Century,

Size: 22" H x 29 1/2" W


Dramatic sailor woolwork "Woolie" done in chain stitch with great geometrical interpretation of sea & stormy ski. English, Early 19th Century.

Owned by Thomas R. Beaufort, Member of Authors Playwrights and Composers, Society of Friends of the Bodleian, Society for Nautical Research. Card on the back.

Size: 17 7/8" H x 23 3/8" W


Rare sailor woolwork picture / collage depicting figures of Britannia and a sailor with paper watercolor faces & arms. Embroidered on top “Prince of Wales Feathers”, coat-of-arms, flags, wreaths and three-masts British man-o'-war. English, 19th Century.

Size: 22" H x 23" W


Sailor Family Bouquet ~ Sailor, his sweetheart & his parents depicted amongst the tulips & roses; woolwork (woolie) picture. English c. 1880.

Size: 15" H x 14" L



Small dressed overall with colorful flags (harbor festivities) 3-masted ship sailor woolwork (woolie) picture with intricate sky. English c. 1870.

Size: 13 1/4" H x 14" L



An intricate chain stitch woolwork picture with an interesting sea and sky. It is housed in period burled frame which is extra nice. English c. 1840.

Size: 19 1/2" H x 25 1/2" W




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