Lot #398
USS Constitution Wooden Box

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Estimate: $1500+

Description

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." In fine condition.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021