19th Century Sailor’s Small Woolie of Three Naval Vessels, circa 1850

19th Century Sailor’s Small Woolie of Three Naval Vessels, circa 1850

$2,800.00

19th Century Sailor’s Small Woolie of Three Naval Vessels, circa 1850, a small woolwork depicting three naval vessels: two Ships of The Line and a rarely seen Galleass. The vessels appear three-dimensional raised against the vivid blue ocean and the bright cloudy sky with bolts of lightening, framed within theater curtains.

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19th Century Sailor’s Small Woolie of Three Naval Vessels, circa 1850, a small woolwork depicting three naval vessels: two Ships of The Line (a double decker and a triple decker) and a rarely seen Galleass (a warship nearly the size a corvette or a small frigate, with two or three masts in addition to a full battery of long sweep oars for propulsion and tight maneuverability). The vessels appear three-dimensional raised against the vivid blue ocean and the bright cloudy sky with bolts of lightening, framed within theater curtains. The ships are distinctly three dimensional appearing above the background, and the sailor has worked a surprising amount of detail into the ships. A gorgeous and very stylish woolwork.

The woolie remains in excellent condition with no discernible fading or damage at all. The old frame is not original, and has a small amount of loss to the ripple carving along edges. Interestingly, the frame is backed with an old calendar cover from an English insurance company founded in 1869.

Measures: 7-1/4 in H x 9-1/2 in W
Framed: 9 in H x 11-1/4 in W

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