Woolies:
Sailor's Woodwork Pictures

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Number
Item
Description
 TS-0138Interesting sailor's woolwork embroidered Canvas / Leather Belt / Sachet with hearts, anchors, flags, crown & compass star.  English c. 1910.

Size: 37" L x 4 1/2" W

TS-0153Two important naive Folk Art half-round hooked rugs.

One with an American ship with a long masthead pennant which means long time at sea with a wish of  "A Safe Voyage". The other with the saying, "There She Blows" which sailors used while spotting whales. Both obviously to do with whale hunting. American.


Sizes: 26" H x 40" W, 25" H x 35" W (respectively)

  WO-0000-AAn intricate chain stitch woolwork picture with an  interesting sea and sky. English c. 1860.

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

 WO-0002A sailor's woorkwork picture by or made  for J. Broad with an interesting portray of marble in wool and good colors.  English c. 1860.

Size:  18" H x 22" W (approx.)
An intricate & interesting wool work picture featuring the "Prince of Whales" fleur-de-lis encircled by raised wool, a trapunto crown with beads and flanking flags with tassels. English c. 1880.

Size: 19" H x 22" W

WO-0004Sailor'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

  "S.S. George Isabella" woolie with a flag in each corner including the American Flag.  The sea has nice wave action.  English c. 1875.

Size:  27" H x 17" W

  WO-0020Wool Picture with Britannia and regimental mottos.  English c. 1890.

Size:  31.5" H x 36.5" 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

  Sailor's Silk work Picture of the HMS Highflyer. Probably done by a sailor while sailing the China Trade Route since silk was very expensive. Newly framed.  English c. 1850.

Size:  12" H x 16" W

 This is a cute small woolie. The sea waves are very geometrical and pleasing.  English c. 1870.

Size:  12 1/2" H x 16" W

 HMS " HERO "  Nice and crisp woolie.  English c. 1870

Size:  13" H x 151/2" W

  H.M.S. Conqueror.  This woolie has wonderful riggings and crisp outlook. English c. 1860.

Size:  16" H x 19" 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

WO-0042This 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

 

  WO-0043A Charming woolie of a sailing yacht. English c. 1870.

Size:  22" H x 22" W

 WO-0044"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

WO-0046A 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

Woolwork picture of "Shamrock" homeward bound with with wonderful sky and sea.  English c. 1870.

Size: 16 1/2" H x 26" W

WO-0050Woolwork picture of HMS "Queen"; allegedly done by a sailor William Pearce whose watercolor letter to his friend is accompanying. The woolie and letter have always been together. English c. 1870

Size: 19" H x 23 3/4" 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"

WO-0056

HMS "Fox" sailor's woolwork picture. HMS Fox was a second class protected cruiser of the Astraea-class of the Royal Navy. The class represented an improvement on previous types, 1,000 tons displacement larger with better seaworthiness due to improved hull design. It also had somewhat increased firepower and superior arrangement of guns.. English c. 1890.

Size: 18" H x 22 1/2" W

Delightful woolie with great colors of HMS Calypso with 18 guns; embroidered in red at the bottom. English, Late 19th Century.

Size: 18" H x 20" W

WO-0058

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

 WO-0060

Whimsical chain stitch Woolwork picture of 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

WO-0064Woolwork 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

  WO-0065Fine 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

 WO-0069Unusual woolwork picture with showing the sails furled and a flock of seagulls hovering. Nice detailing on the haul.  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

Sailor's woolwork picture with name SARAH waving proudly in the wind.  English c. 1880.

Size: 13 1/2" H x 21 3/4" W

WO-0074Wonderful folksy colorful woolwork picture with large red house (castle / church) with birds and on the back reads - Cpl James Russell, 1897 -1902.  English c. 1870.

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

 "United"- rare woolwork picture depicting American & British ships with united flags possibly to document the ~ Treaty between United States and Great Britain for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. English c. 1870.

Size: 28" H x 34" 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

 
 WO-0080

American sailor's woolwork picture of USS Charleston

The USS 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

 
  WO-0081

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

   
   

 

 

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