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Ship Shadow Box Diorama
Located in New York, NY
Carved wood sails, interesting sea and bright, original paint. Exceptional full hull ship diorama of the vessel "East Linton" entering the River Tyme on its way to its home city of ...
Category

20th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood, Glass

  • Ship Shadow Box Diorama
  • Ship Shadow Box Diorama
  • Ship Shadow Box Diorama
  • Ship Shadow Box Diorama
H 17 in. W 33 in. D 7.375 in.
Vintage Handmade Boat Model Diorama
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage handmade boat model diorama of the "Sovereign of the Seas" a three masted schooner, displayed in its original case. Originally built in Massachusetts in 1852 and in 1854, thi...
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Antique 19th Century American American Colonial Nautical Objects

Materials

Hardwood

  • Vintage Handmade Boat Model Diorama
  • Vintage Handmade Boat Model Diorama
  • Vintage Handmade Boat Model Diorama
  • Vintage Handmade Boat Model Diorama
H 20 in. W 27 in. D 11 in.
Folk Art Shadowbox Ship Diorama of a Three Masted Schooner
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stunning ship diorama of a three mast schooner with carved wooden hull, sails, and masts, mounted in a deep mitered wood frame with painted putty sea and background of the sky. #4...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood

Unusual Fish Taxidermy Diorama Set in Decaying Underwater Industrial Environment
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
Unusual fish taxidermy diorama set in decaying underwater industrial environment. A dramatic painting in the background depicts a large underwater structure or a sunken portion o...
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Sporting Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Carved and Painted Double Diorama of a Whaleship and Whaleboat by Frank Finney
By Frank Finney
Located in Nantucket, MA
A carved and painted double diorama by master carver Frank Finney. The top half with a red whaleboat, the lower half with a whaleship under sail. The background painted with water an...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Paint, Bone, Wood

19th-20th Century Ship Diorama of a Schooner Against a Village Scene
Located in Nantucket, MA
A late 19th-early 20th century Folk Art diorama with a schooner in the foreground. A lighthouse stands along the shore in front of a Hillside village with snow topped mountains below...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Paint

Coral and Butterfly Display Diorama
Located in Stamford, CT
Coral and butterfly diorama in a class case, circa 1980s. Please note of wear consistent with age including distressed wear on the butterfly's wings.
Category

Vintage 1980s Nautical Objects

Materials

Coral

  • Coral and Butterfly Display Diorama
  • Coral and Butterfly Display Diorama
  • Coral and Butterfly Display Diorama
  • Coral and Butterfly Display Diorama
H 16.00 in. W 12.25 in. D 12.25 in.
Diorama with Hermit Crab, Italy, 1870
Located in Milan, IT
A natural Wunderkammer specimen a marine diorama with Hermit Crab (Pagurus Bernhardus) a brunch, fan-shaped of Horny coral, starfish, reef, shells, and little crab. The specimens are...
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Antique 1870s Italian Nautical Objects

Materials

Coral

  • Diorama with Hermit Crab, Italy, 1870
  • Diorama with Hermit Crab, Italy, 1870
  • Diorama with Hermit Crab, Italy, 1870
  • Diorama with Hermit Crab, Italy, 1870
H 18 in. W 6.75 in. D 6.75 in.
Antique Shadowbox Diorama of Ship Models
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An impressive and unusual 19th century cased ship diorama displaying four ships at sea. A four masted schooner sets the background with a tug boat, two masted vessel and a steamship ...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Classical Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Antique Shadowbox Diorama of Ship Models
  • Antique Shadowbox Diorama of Ship Models
  • Antique Shadowbox Diorama of Ship Models
  • Antique Shadowbox Diorama of Ship Models
H 17.25 in. W 33.5 in. D 9.5 in.
Diorama of a Sailboat on a Lake, Dated 1933
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage diorama of a red sailboat on a choppy lake carved and painted on a wood panel in a naive folk style, presented in a wood frame decorated with anchors and titled Finnan Haddie...
Category

20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Hardwood

Early 20th Century Diorama Sailor Made Ship Anna
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Hand carved, painted and sailor made ship model of the Swedish sailing ship Anna. With a typical seaman handmade frame.
Category

Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Early 20th Century Diorama Sailor Made Ship Anna
  • Early 20th Century Diorama Sailor Made Ship Anna
  • Early 20th Century Diorama Sailor Made Ship Anna
  • Early 20th Century Diorama Sailor Made Ship Anna
H 9.85 in. W 15.36 in. D 3.15 in.
Naval Diorama of the Trieste Steamship Launched in 1908
Located in Milan, IT
Naval diorama of the Trieste steamship launched in 1908 in the Monfalcone shipyards. The steamer in this diorama is depicted with 3 smokestacks, actually it had only one smokestack. ...
Category

Vintage 1910s Italian Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood

English 20th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English, 20th century nautically themed diorama featuring two schooners in a stained wood, framed box, c. 1920. These three-dimensional works of art were typically made b...
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20th Century English Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • English 20th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 20th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 20th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 20th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
H 15.38 in. W 19.5 in. D 2.75 in.
English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English, 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring the ‘Stad Amsterdam’ clipper in an ebonized wood, framed box. These three-dimensional works of art were typicall...
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Antique 19th Century English Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring a schooner. These three-dimensional works of art were typically made by sailors in the 19th century. This diorama...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
H 18 in. W 19.5 in. D 2.88 in.
English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English, 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring a schooner in a stained wood, framed box. These three-dimensional works of art were typically made by sailors. N...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Other Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
H 15.25 in. W 20 in. D 2.75 in.
French 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant French 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring a ship named Joncejan. These three-dimensional works of art were typically made by sailors in the 19th century. Th...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Decorative Art

Materials

Paint

  • French 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • French 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • French 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
  • French 19th Century Framed Nautical Diorama
H 15.5 in. W 24.13 in. D 3.88 in.
English Scratch Built Nautical Folk Art Diorama Display
Located in London, GB
Nautical Folk Art diorama display We are proud to offer an early 20th century English handcrafted Folk Art diorama. Displaying a nautical theme of a handcrafted wooden tugboat pulli...
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Vintage 1920s British Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Plaster, Wood

Italian Nautical Diorama Glass and Wood, 1904
Located in Milan, IT
Nautical diorama depicting half hull of a 3-mast sailing ship, with full sail made of wood, "I due compari Trapani 1904". This ship is registered in the Italian national register of ...
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Antique Early 1900s Italian Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • Italian Nautical Diorama Glass and Wood, 1904
  • Italian Nautical Diorama Glass and Wood, 1904
  • Italian Nautical Diorama Glass and Wood, 1904
  • Italian Nautical Diorama Glass and Wood, 1904
H 22.84 in. W 33.08 in. D 6.89 in.
Marine Diorama
Located in Surrey, BC
Fabulous diorama with three wood carved painted ships on painted background. Rich colours in untouched condition, and curved outer wood frame.
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Antique 19th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Marine Diorama
  • Marine Diorama
  • Marine Diorama
  • Marine Diorama
H 27 in. W 39 in. D 6 in.
Ship Diorama.
Located in New York, NY
Exceptional carved and painted four-masted sailboat diorama. Wonderful original blue paint in background and beautiful paint and patina on sails. New England. Late nineteenth-cent...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood, Paint

  • Ship Diorama.
  • Ship Diorama.
  • Ship Diorama.
  • Ship Diorama.
H 19.25 in. W 31.5 in.
Sailing Ship Diorama.
Located in New York, NY
Carved and painted three-dimensional image of sailing ship in wood frame behind glass.
Category

Antique 19th Century Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Sailing Ship Diorama.
  • Sailing Ship Diorama.
  • Sailing Ship Diorama.
  • Sailing Ship Diorama.
H 19 in. W 24.25 in. D 3.5 in.
English Ship Diorama
Located in Nantucket, MA
Of the three mast schooner “Veve”, carved hull and sails. Hanging the British flag with painted backboard and mounted on a wooden base with painted plaster see. The frame is grain...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

String, Pine

  • English Ship Diorama
  • English Ship Diorama
  • English Ship Diorama
  • English Ship Diorama
H 24 in. W 29.25 in. L 24 in.
Ship Diorama of a Schooner
Located in Nantucket, MA
Ship diorama of a four--mast schooner with carved wooden hull, sails, masts, and accouterments, mounted in a deep mitered wood frame with painted putty sea and painted background of ...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
H 18.25 in. W 30.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Folk Art Ship Diorama
Located in Nantucket, MA
Folk Art ship diorama with a large barkentine and three smaller schooners. Each vessel is carved out of wood which includes the hull, sails, masts, and accoutrements. Mounted in a...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Paint, Pine

  • Folk Art Ship Diorama
  • Folk Art Ship Diorama
  • Folk Art Ship Diorama
  • Folk Art Ship Diorama
H 18.5 in. W 27.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Ship Diorama of a Schooner
Located in Nantucket, MA
The shadow box depicts a two masted topsail schooner with painted background Top right of the of the sky is signed and dated “J.E. Rudolph 1871". The hull and sails are carved from ...
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Antique Late 19th Century North American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Plaster, Paint, Oak, Pine

  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
  • Ship Diorama of a Schooner
H 17 in. W 26.4 in. D 3.38 in.
Ship Wheel Miniature Ship Diorama
Located in Downingtown, PA
Miniature ship diorama, the Frame in the form of a ship's wheel, Early 20th century. The miniature diorama depicts a ship under sail within a frame in the form of a ship's wheel...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

19th Century Ships Diorama
Located in Toronto, ON
A charming well crafted and painted ship diorama from Canada's East Coast. This "tall ship" was originally purchased in St. Andrews New Brunswick in the 1950's for sum of $165.00 a...
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Antique 19th Century Canadian Folk Art Nautical Objects

  • 19th Century Ships Diorama
  • 19th Century Ships Diorama
  • 19th Century Ships Diorama
  • 19th Century Ships Diorama
H 11 in. W 18 in. D 2.25 in.
Ship Diorama, English, circa 1865
Located in Nantucket, MA
A Great and rare Trinity House cased diorama of an English clipper. Carved and painted wood hull, fully rigged and with flag and pennants flying, varnished surface with paint decor...
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Antique 1860s English Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood, Fruitwood

  • Ship Diorama, English, circa 1865
  • Ship Diorama, English, circa 1865
  • Ship Diorama, English, circa 1865
  • Ship Diorama, English, circa 1865
H 21 in. W 29.25 in. D 9 in.
Sailing Ship Diorama in Carved Frame.
Located in New York, NY
Great surface, wonderful small size. Fine detail, all original.
Category

Antique 19th Century Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

  • Sailing Ship Diorama in Carved Frame.
  • Sailing Ship Diorama in Carved Frame.
  • Sailing Ship Diorama in Carved Frame.
  • Sailing Ship Diorama in Carved Frame.
H 11.75 in. W 15.5 in. D 2.75 in.
American Cased Ship Diorama, circa 1930
Located in Nantucket, MA
The diorama has four different ship types, with both American and England vessels, mounted on a molded putty sea. The case is painted and has four brass eagle finials.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

  • American Cased Ship Diorama, circa 1930
  • American Cased Ship Diorama, circa 1930
  • American Cased Ship Diorama, circa 1930
  • American Cased Ship Diorama, circa 1930
H 13.5 in. W 20 in. D 13 in.
Ship Diorama of the Vessel "Lillian"
Located in Nantucket, MA
Shadow box ship diorama of two masted ship Lillian with matching rowboat, carved wooden sails and hull. Mounted in a red painted stepped frame. A great and unusual ship diorama in u...
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Pine

  • Ship Diorama of the Vessel "Lillian"
  • Ship Diorama of the Vessel "Lillian"
  • Ship Diorama of the Vessel "Lillian"
  • Ship Diorama of the Vessel "Lillian"
H 22 in. W 28 in. D 7.25 in.
Large Ship Diorama, the "Three Sisters"
Located in Nantucket, MA
“Three Sisters”, impressive ship diorama set into a blue painted plaster sea and flying the French flag. Mounted against a painted sky with clouds. There are three porcelain women fi...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Paint, Plaster, Porcelain

  • Large Ship Diorama, the "Three Sisters"
  • Large Ship Diorama, the "Three Sisters"
  • Large Ship Diorama, the "Three Sisters"
  • Large Ship Diorama, the "Three Sisters"
H 26 in. W 33 in. D 8.5 in.
An English Ship Diorama, Circa 1870
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A painted wood and string ship against a painted background of boats in a diorama frame. Great nautical themed art piece.
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Antique 19th Century English Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

  • An English Ship Diorama, Circa 1870
  • An English Ship Diorama, Circa 1870
  • An English Ship Diorama, Circa 1870
  • An English Ship Diorama, Circa 1870
H 13 in. W 20 in. D 2.5 in.
Early 20th Century American Ship Diorama
Located in Nantucket, MA
Shadow box of a American schooner surrounded by smaller sailing vessels and a lighthouse. Carved out of wood with a painted plaster sea, New England, circa 1920.
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

  • Early 20th Century American Ship Diorama
  • Early 20th Century American Ship Diorama
  • Early 20th Century American Ship Diorama
  • Early 20th Century American Ship Diorama
H 19.5 in. W 22 in. D 5 in.
Ship Diorama of a Vessel in Rocky Seas
Located in Nantucket, MA
Shadow box of a three masted ship with a small steamer on a painted molded putty sea. Housed in a black paint varnished frame.
Category

Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

  • Ship Diorama of a Vessel in Rocky Seas
  • Ship Diorama of a Vessel in Rocky Seas
  • Ship Diorama of a Vessel in Rocky Seas
  • Ship Diorama of a Vessel in Rocky Seas
H 21.25 in. W 29 in. D 4 in.
Late 19th Century Naive Sailing Vessel Diorama
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th century diorama of the three masted black and white clipper ship USS Columbine in full sail in a choppy sea of white-capped grey waves amidst blue skies with billowing whit...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

Late 19th Century English Folk art Ship Diorama
Located in London, GB
Late 19th century English Folk Art Ship Diorama We are proud to offer a rare and highly decorative late 19th century English folk art encased ship diorama. Hand made from scratch sh...
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Antique 1890s British Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

LATE 19TH C HAND CARVED IN PINE WOOD DIORAMA
Located in Los Angeles, CA
LATE 19THC HAND MADE AND PAINTED DIORAMA FROM NEW ENGLAND.THIS PAINTING HAS A AMERICAN FLAG FLYING FROM THE SHIPS SAIL.IT IS ALL ORIGINAL PAINT AND IS IN GREAT CONDITION. THIS WONDE...
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Antique 19th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Pine

19th Century Diorama Shadow Box of Sailing Vessel
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Early 19th century diorama of a three masted ship in full sail in a choppy sea of white-capped white waves amidst blue skies. In original framed glass shadow box. #4293.    
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood

  • 19th Century Diorama Shadow Box of Sailing Vessel
  • 19th Century Diorama Shadow Box of Sailing Vessel
  • 19th Century Diorama Shadow Box of Sailing Vessel
  • 19th Century Diorama Shadow Box of Sailing Vessel
H 18.25 in. W 18.75 in. D 3.25 in.
19THC HANDMADE SHIP DIORAMA IN ORIGINAL BOX FRAME W/FLAG
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19THC HANDMADE SHIP DIORA IN THE ORIGINAL BOX FRAME WITH A BLUE PAINTED GROUND AND A AMERICAN FLAG IN THE REAR OF THE BOAT.ALL HANDMADE IN GREAT CONDITION.THIS DIORAMA IS FROM NEW EN...
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Antique 19th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

19THC Folky Diorama In Original Paint From Maine W/Wire Hanger
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Folky original painted smoke ship diorama in original shadow box thick frame.This wonderful painted vessel has a very cool wire hanger.Condition is very good and there is no glass co...
Category

Antique 19th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Pine

French 19th Century Ship Diorama of the St. Louis in a Busy Shipping Channel
Located in Wells, ME
French 19th century large ship diorama. This diorama shows the three masted sailing ship "St. Louis" broadside in full sail with all of her rigging, painted wooden sails and flags, f...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Folk Art Nautical Objects

Materials

Wood

19th C. English Sailing Ship Diorama
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Folky diorama of an English sailing ship complete with sails and rigging, flying the Union Jack and presented in a charming handmade case .
Category

Antique 19th Century English Nautical Objects

  • 19th C. English Sailing Ship Diorama
  • 19th C. English Sailing Ship Diorama
  • 19th C. English Sailing Ship Diorama
  • 19th C. English Sailing Ship Diorama
H 15 in. W 28 in. D 5 in.
A diorama with hermit crabs, Italy 1870.
Located in Milan, IT
A natural Wunderkammer specimen a marine diorama with Hermit Crab (Pagurus Bernhardus) a brunch, fan-shaped of Horny coral, starfish, reef, shells, and little crab. The Specimens are...
Category

Antique 1870s Italian Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Fruitwood

  • A diorama with hermit crabs, Italy 1870.
  • A diorama with hermit crabs, Italy 1870.
  • A diorama with hermit crabs, Italy 1870.
  • A diorama with hermit crabs, Italy 1870.
H 16 in. W 6.75 in. D 6.75 in.
Handmade High Relief/Diorama Carving, circa 1923
Located in San Francisco, CA
High relief/diorama wooden carving of a schooner by a San Francisco sea captain. Framed in wooden case with glass. Signed on the back and date 1923.
Category

Early 20th Century American Nautical Objects

Materials

Glass, Wood

19th Century Danish Diorama Sailor Made Ship in Bottle
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Very nice sailor made ship in a bottle with two flags, The Dannebro and what looks like United Stated port of call flag.
Category

20th Century Danish Folk Art Nautical Objects

English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring a brig. These three-dimensional works of art were typically made by sailors in the 19th century. They vary in siz...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
H 16.875 in. W 22 in. D 3 in.
English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A brilliant English 19th century nautically themed diorama featuring a schooner. These three-dimensional works of art were typically made by sailors in the 19th century. They vary in...
Category

Antique 19th Century English Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
  • English 19th Century Nautical Diorama
H 17 in. W 19.5 in. D 2.625 in.
Nautical Diorama with Three-Masted Ship Model on Stormy Sea, circa 1890
Located in Atlanta, GA
This late 19th century nautical diorama features a three-masted sailboat model under full sail on a stormy sea simulated with painted paper, enclosed in a large grain-painted wooden ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Models and Miniatures

Materials

Wood, Paper, Canvas

Nautical Diorama For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the nautical diorama you’re looking for. Frequently made of wood, glass and hardwood, every nautical diorama was constructed with great care. Find 13 options for an antique or vintage nautical diorama now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect nautical diorama —, we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A nautical diorama made by Folk Art designers — as well as those associated with Neoclassical — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one nautical diorama that is appealing in its simplicity, but Frank Finney produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Nautical Diorama?

Prices for a nautical diorama start at $975 and top out at $12,500 with the average selling for $2,982.