Cullompton Antiques 

 
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This antique sea chest may very well have travelled thrice around the world of further during its life....all the while keeping its contents safe and sound as any attempt to unlock it and the integral bell sounds - thus alerting the owner or anyone else withing earshot that that there is a thief about. Locks of this nature were available, especially, for sea chests in those days but this is the first we have owned that returns one - most having been replaced many moons ago. We have given its country of origin as English but it could alterniatively well be American.

Price £465    €507.08    $563.30

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Mid C18th sea chest - alarmed lock!
Painting of the Hudson Bay Company's ship the S.S. Beaver - signed with the initials T.H. Reframed in more modern times but with period label attached verso. Some minor foxing,as evident in photos, but otherwise in good condition. Built in England, the SS Beaver undertook a week’s steam trials in the English Channel on June 25th, 1835 and passed them with flying colours. She subsequently made the long 225 day journey around the Horn with her machinery and paddlewheels dismantled. She was rigged as a brigantine and proved to be an excellent sea vessel. She sailed up to Fort Vancouver on April 10th, 1835, and raised steam in the following May. For the next 52 years she navigated the waters of the Pacific Northwest, first as a trading vessel and eventually as a freighter and tug. She was the first steamship in the north Pacific. The SS Beaver was, according to one marine historian, one of the most historic vessels ever built. Indeed, the whole history of the British Columbia coast, for half a century, is linked to the career of this sturdy pioneer steamboat. Referred to by one archivist as possibly the sturdiest craft of her size as was ever afloat, the Beaver was the steamer-flagship of the Hudson’s Bay Company of England, and truly ruled the rugged coastline of the Pacific Northwest until 1888. It sported two 35-horsepower wood-fuelled steam engines, and consumed 1 cord of wood to travel close to one mile. For a full day’s cruise it burned about 35 cords. On December 21, 1870, the SS Beaver was taken out of commission and handed over to the Hudson’s Bay Company. Four years later she was auctioned off and finished her career as a tug and supply vessel until she was wrecked off Prospect Point in 1888.

Price £260    €283.53    $314.96

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Hudson Bay Company ship S.S. Beaver
Sea Nymph off Hartland Point by Roger Adams. Signed, framed and glazed with artists notes on reverse. Overall dimensions 710mm by 550mm.

710mm by 550mm

Price £195    €212.65    $236.22

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Sea Nymph off Hartland Point marine watercolour
a large ship's deck head compass in heavy bronze case complete with gimbal by Lillie and Gillie of North Shields.Measures 13 inches overall (compass 10 inches in diameter)

Price £235    €256.27    $284.68

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Ship's deck head compass by Lilley & Gillie
Late 19th century sea chest or maritime campaign chest. Original brass escutcheons and handles to drawers. Original locks to top drawers but no key, lock missing on lower drawer. Original iron carrying handles. Measures 38 inches wide by 21 inches deep and 22 inches high. All items from Cullompton Antiques are covered by the Distance Selling Regulations which give buyers the right to cancel the purchase within seven days after receipt of the item for a full refund less RETURN transport costs

Price £320    €348.96    $387.65

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19th century painted maritime campaign chest
Attractively formed antique kedge anchor. With its shapely tapering stock and well formed flukes this almost certainly dates from the latter half of the 19th century. Reputedly recovered from the ocean floor off Plymouth it is however free of the severe corrosion that such diver recovered artifacts very often suffer from. It is some 31 inches overall and measures about 30 inches across the stock and a little over 20 across the flukes.

Price £195    €212.65    $236.22

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Antique kedge anchor
A diorama of two three masted sailing vessels on a choppy sea contained in a 12 inch high glass flagon having a turned wooden stopper inset with a Guernsey (Channel Isles) 8 doubles coin. This unusial piece of nautical folk art most probably dates from the 1930s so it is likely that the 1834 copper coin was used in centennial fashion - perhaps by a fisherman or sailor of St Peter Port - the likely maker of such a thing? We are not convinced that the wicker work adds to the general appearance but that is how it came to us and we shall leave it just so - thus giving the new owner the option to remove it or not.

Price £95    €103.60    $115.08

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Three masted sailing ships in a bottle 1930s