Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Large antique nef model in repoussé silvered metal

$ 15,000
  • Description
    Large antique nef model in repoussé silvered metal
    Continental, 19th Century
    Height 70cm, width 67cm, depth 23cm
    This nef, made of silvered metal, takes the form of a galleon. A nef is a table ornament, usually made of precious metal such as silver, that takes the shape of a ship. This nef has two masts and numerous rectangular and triangular sails, all of silvered sheet metal. The body of the ship, which stands on wheels, holds a front and rear gallery. The decks throughout are populated with figures and cannons, all made of silvered metal. The silvered metal is decorated throughout with low relief scenes and mounted silver ornaments, such as the beak on the prow of the hull.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Metal, Silver.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 12014
    Incollect Reference #: 675681
  • Dimensions
    W. 26.38 in; H. 27.56 in; D. 9.06 in;
    W. 67 cm; H. 70 cm; D. 23 cm;
Message from Seller:

Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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