Offered by: Historical Americana
1720 Mars Hill Rd, Suite 8332 Acworth, GA 30101 , United States Call Seller 678.643.0457


Ships Stern Board Eagle Bellamy Style

$ 3,450
  • Description
    Email to purchase or ask question: flaginfo2012@gmail.comANTIQUE SHIPS STERN BOARD CARVED EAGLE – BELLAMY STYLE EAGLE
    The definition of stern board in the dictionary is a backward motion of a boat. Other definition of stern board is a board on a small boat that forms the level part of the stern.
    Size: 33.5 wide 9 high
    Great authentic antique ships stern board hand carved wood eagle in a Bellamy style swooped down curved neck. Early Federal style. Pure Americana.From the mid to late 19th Century, in the manner of Condition: Is good, it’s all original with no repairs but showing the effects of weathering, the body carved from a single board. The board has developed some splits as shown but does not detract from its look. There are two rusted handmade metal brackets on the back. Two new screws in back with wire to hang on a wall.Ship’s figureheads were an important form of public art in the Nineteenth Century. A figurehead gave a ship its personality, and each one expressed a unique meaning, imbued with values and reflecting popular culture of the time. The reinterpretation aims to help visitors see these objects through Nineteenth Century eyes, and to understand and appreciate the craft of carving of stern board and figureheads as an important art form.Since ancient times and across cultures, decorations have adorned the bows of boats and ships, from the Nile and the Mediterranean to the far North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Dutch and English ships of the Sixteenth Century were the first to sport figureheads and stern boards like the ones we know today. Lions and unicorns were favorites of the English navy, and Dutch naval ships featured red lions. Spanish ships mounted figureheads depicting saints, no doubt to ensure blessings and safe passage. By the Eighteenth Century, European ship carvers crafted figureheads that depicted a wide array of subjects, human and animal. The decline of figureheads came with the advent of steam power in the late Nineteenth Century, which influenced changes in the design of oceangoing ships. Since steam-powered ships no longer required rigging for sails, ships’ bows no longer provided a natural place for a figurehead to be mounted. American ships sported carved eagles of all sizes and shapes.

    Comes with our Certificate of Authenticity
    Shipping is additional, fob Atlanta Ga
    Respectful offers considered.
  • More Information
    In the Style of: United States Navy (U.S. Navy)
    Origin: United States
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Wood, metal
    Condition: Fair. Nice antique condition
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Traditional
    Patterns: Animal/Insects
    Dealer Reference #: 10866
    Incollect Reference #: 499135
  • Dimensions
    W. 34 in; H. 9 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 86.36 cm; H. 22.86 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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