This is a superb and very sturdy antique Victorian stained oak and brass set ships wheel together with a set of brass and iron Salter’s Improved 60lb Spring balances for weighing whale meat, circa 1860 in date.
This exceptional nautical collectable was recovered from a whaling ship and features eight strong turn king cylindrical spokes, together with a set of brass and iron Salter’s Improved 60lb Spring balances for weighing whale meat.
The ships wheel made from beautiful high-quality solid oak which displays a magnificent patina, and has wonderful brass mounts around the circumference and to the large hub.
It is in truly excellent condition and has a distinctive decorative look, making it perfect as an exclusive home wall decor.
Add this wonderful maritime collectors wheel and scales to your collection.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 74 x Width 9 x Depth 9
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.1 x Width 3.5 x Depth 3.5
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: 09939