Sternboard - unidentified
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Photo: © National Maritime Museum
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.
H69.2 x W264.2 cms
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.
''Valhalla' The Tresco Ships' Figurehead Collection' (NMM, 1984)
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