Dispatched for victuals for the captain’s table or canvas for a sail blown away in a storm, gigs were invaluable when in port or moored outside. Referred to as rowboats by land-bound folk, a gig was easy to lower overboard, needed minimum crew, and was quick to dispatch. When stowed, it nested in the long boat or pilot boat secured in the center of the main deck. Our lapstrake (overlapping strips of wood) gigs are not seaworthy, but they most certainly look like it. Clinker build, they add flair and atmosphere to any room, and display shelves turn them into fun cabinets and bookcases.
|Victorian Rocking Horse|
As a child's nursery necessity in the 19th century, this Authentic Models Victorian rocking horse will provide an elegant, timeless, and classic impression for your home. This hand-carved mahogany rocking horse features a distressed French finish and a handmade western saddle with real bridle leather and brown mane and tail, making it a treasure that can be passed down to younger generations.
|Cape Cod Console|
At some point we realized furniture collection was turning into a labor of love. Originally devised as a home for Kunstkammer objets d'art, we somehow turned a corner in celebrating the nostalgia of a past sailing era, colonial trade, and now… beach life and style. We strive to make the practical exude romance and the historical to include a touch of contemporary. With their air of beach-view porches and sun-filled mooring docks beach lockers and cabinets celebrate Nantucket as well as Deauville. Making efficient use of every inch and centimeter, they hold towels and sailor's scarves, polo gear and golfing shoes. Air circulates ingeniously, banning odors and keeping things dry with fragrant freshness. Fold-out shelves hold shaving gear or jewelry, prop up mirrors and in general offer much appreciated workspace. A veritable balancing act of the exotic and matter-of-fact.
|Colonial Safari Chair|
At times it's hard to align 19th C. comfort with 21st C. standards! Our campaign chairs, being original reproductions, are also a bit flexible. That goes with fast and easy assembly, and legs that adapt to pretty much any uneven floor, forest, or desert...Essential elements of the original design. Of course it is possible to glue the joints, in which case a lightweight, but very sturdy chair is created. No safari then, but still colonial!
|Waikiki Wall Shelf|
Surfboard cut in half, it serves to hold books, shells, and pictures from your beach adventures.
|1900's America's Cup Columbia|
Nautical cabinet with large porthole windows. Cabinet made of solid cherry, maple and pine and has French finish distressed, buffed and waxed to an incredible softness and sheen....
|Unique and well constructed replica of the 20th Century fine cabinetry. Perfect for small writing desk.|
You love to hang out at Harry’s Bar in Singapore, with its long expanse of polished mahogany and stools, brass rails to lean on, and above all its Singapore Sling and Bloody Marys. Admit it, this bar can’t and shouldn’t be replicated at home. Here you want a simple, fun, unobtrusive piece of furniture, easy to put away, but also easy to roll into the center of the action. A bar should invite discourse (familial, philosophical) and reminiscences. It should support loudness, but also stillness. This bar exceeds imagination. It has wheels, game boards (three), and a glass top that displays your baby-pictures or the snapshots from your latest tiger hunt. It also stores oodles of bottles and gear, and wheels into tight corners.
The Camel Fair is held next to the temple of Savitri in Pushkar, Rajasthan. Once a year over 80,000 camels, cows, sheep, goats, and horses, some 200,000 merchants, farmers, bandits, thieves, and a variety of human existence gather to find enlightenment and/or commerce. This is where Mary and John Newby from Arkaroola (N.S.Wales) went every year in the Twenties to select camel breeding stock for the Australian outback. Bringing along a stock of fine wines like Château Soutard and bottles of Vieille Reserve Armagnac 1883 to survive hardship, they strapped campaign boxes onto their Bentleys and headed to the desert for a week or so to live in tents.
Campaign Style Chair
A unique feature of this portable chair is it's loose construction (no glued joints), which allows the chair to adjust to uneven terrain and remain stable, no matter how heavy the occupant is. It is fairly easily assembled and can be broken down quickly, once assembled it becomes a luxurious & comfortable chair weather on a safari, photo shoot or just relaxing at home.
18TH C. ATLAS ARMILLARY
An interesting mix of early science and Greek mythology: One of the legendary Titans battling Zeus was defeated and decreed to carry the weight of the world on his mighty shoulders. Forever. Our armillary dial, however, has Atlas carrying the entire universe. That’s to say the known Renaissance universe, when the earth was still believed to be at its center. Gracefully intertwined silver rings symbolize the position and trajectories of heavenly bodies around the earth. In all aspects ethereal, science combined with beauty, myth with historic fact.