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Carved 19th Century English Ship's Figurehead of a Classical Male



Life-size draped classical male ship's figurehead of English 19th century origin. The carving is quite similar to that of the figurehead rescued from the HMS Leander circa 1848 and carved by the Hellyer's of Portsmouth and Cosham. Our figurehead, while exhibiting a quite typical vertical crack, does not exhibit much wood loss. We left it "as found" as to allow the collector his or her own scraping or repainting. Some early pigments remain.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)Depth: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Style
    Georgian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Minor losses. As shown with crack. Discoloration. Really minor wood loss. Face intact. Repaint over time.
  • Seller Location
    Essex, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU864516437511

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    Ships From: Essex, MA
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