Lot #351
USS Constitution Wooden Box

Beautiful display box made from the hull of the USS Constitution, darkened by exposure to the sea
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Estimate: $1500+

Description

Beautiful display box made from the hull of the USS Constitution, darkened by exposure to the sea

Very attractive display box constructed of wood removed from the hull of the USS Constitution during the frigate's historic 1927 restoration, measuring 7.25 x 4.25 x 2.5, with the box front bearing the original bronze plate, which reads: "This material was taken from the original hull of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Keel laid 1794, Rebuilding 1927." The handsome box lid features a 2.5″ diameter bronze emblem with embossed image of “Old Ironsides” with its sails up, with raised text below: "Launched 1797, 1804 Tripoli, 1812 Guerriere, Java, 1813 Cyane, Levant, U.S. Frigate Constitution." This particular lid is interesting as the lower third is darkened, showing where the waterline was against the hull of the USS Constitution for its first 130 years of existence. In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021