Sternboard - unidentified
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Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Ten-foot wide sternboard with white and gilded foliate decoration on blue, from an unknown vessel. The form and somewhat neo-classical 'Adam' style suggests it is from a prestigious sailing vessel of the late-18th or early 19th century.
H45.7 x W339 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.
The form and somewhat neo-classical 'Adam' style suggests it is from a prestigious sailing vessel of the late-18th or early 19th century.
''Valhalla' The Tresco Ships' Figurehead Collection' (NMM, 1984)
National Maritime Museum
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Accessible to public
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