Lot #353
USS Constitution 1927 Restoration Bookend

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Estimate: $500+

Description

Very attractive bookend made from reclaimed wood removed from the hull of the USS Constitution during its 1927 renovation, measuring 6.75″ x 3.75″ x 7.25″, with the original bronze plate attached to the plinth: "This material was taken from the original hull of the U.S. Frigate Constitution, Keel laid 1794, Rebuilding 1927." This uncommon example was shaped in the form of a breech of a muzzle-loading cannon, showing both trunnions and cascabel. In fine condition.

Auction Info

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