Sternboard - unidentified

Basic Information

FigID
F0078
InstID
FHD0011
Figurehead type
Stern Carving
Title
Sternboard - unidentified
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
Tresco
Location date
11/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
The fine standard of carving of the intertwined cornucopia and foliage on this sternboard indicates a vessel of quality, but from which ship and how the board arrived at the Tresco ‘Valhalla’ is unknown. It probably dates from the early to mid-19th century.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H69.2 x W264.2 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of Estate Duty in 1979 from Robert Arthur Dorien-Smith. The collection was begun by Augustus Smith (1806-72) who leased the islands from the Duchy of Cornwall. The figureheads in the Valhalla Collection came from vessels wrecked on Scilly.
Vessel history
Unknown
Bibliography
''Valhalla' The Tresco Ships' Figurehead Collection' (NMM, 1984)

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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