This is an elegant and large antique Victorian oak and brass set ships wheel, circa 1880 in date.
This splendid nautical collectable features eight stylish turnking cylindrical spokes ending in handles, and is made from beautiful high-quality solid oak which displays a gorgeous and prominent patina.
It has wonderful brass mounts around the circumference on both sides as well as on the hub, which add an extra touch of luxury and redefined style to the entire piece.
It is in truly excellent condition and highly decorative, making it perfect as a sumptuous home wall decor.
Add this wonderful maritime collectors wheel to your collection.
In excellent condition. As an antique item, the wheel shows signs of use commensurate with age, these minor condition issues are mentioned for accuracy and, as seen in the accompanying photographs, the wheel displays beautifully..
Dimensions in cm:
Height 92 x Width 92 x Depth 13
Dimensions in inches:
Height 36.2 x Width 36.2 x Depth 5.1
is a tree or shrub in the genus Quercus – Latin “oak tree” having approximately 600 extant species. Oak wood has a density of about 0.75 g/cm3, great strength and hardness, and is very resistant to insect and fungal attack because of its high tannin content. It also has very appealing grain markings, particularly when quartersawn. Oak wood is very durable, easy to maintain and resistant to wear and tear which is why it can be easily handed to the next generations if taken well care of.
Oak wood virtually lasts forever and you can still admire oak furniture in museums and palaces even if it was made many centuries ago. Oak has been prized since the Middle Ages for use in interior panelling of prestigious buildings such as the debating chamber of the House of Commons in London and in the construction of fine furniture.
Our reference: 09937