A large antique handcarved wood boat builders's display half model. Display models were used to salute the launching of the actual vessel and gifted to the owner, or was used by the ship builder demonstrating the design of a seaworthy and fast vessel for the building process and presentation for potential clients. Wonderful rich patina of age which varies from light to dark. Maine 1860s.
Ship builder's construction models are rare, simply designed for visual display without detail or paint.
Backboard 83"L x 11"
Hull 74" x 8"