HUGE 54" SHIPS WHEEL Antique BOAT HELMSMEN STEERING Walnut Wood BRASS HUB NAVE
A antique Wood and Brass Ship's Wheel.
We are pleased to present this antique Wood and Brass Ship's Wheel for your consideration. Made from beautiful aged Walnut Wood with a Brass Hub, this piece comes to us from an episode of the Travel Channel hit TV series Baggage Battles. Purchased by Laurence and Sally Martin at auction, this giant nautical item would be fantastic decorative piece for a Restaurant, Bar, Family Room, or Man Cave. The Wheel received significant air time during the episode (in New York). It is part of the season 3 episodes which are being shown starting in October, 2013, but had not yet aired as of early November.
The Ship's Wheel measures 54 inches in overall diameter (to the outside of the handles). The wooden ring that the handles connect to is 43 inches in diameter. The inside Brass Hub is 6 inches in diameter and 2-3/8 inches thick, measured at its center opening, tapering to 1-7/8 inches at the outside edge of the Brass. The Wheel weighs 36-1/2 pounds, but will require special shipping arrangements due to its large size. We did not find any identifying marks on it, and the manufacturer is unknown.
The Wheel was once part of an elaborate nautical theme chandelier. You can see areas on the back side where hardware was once mounted. The wood shows normal age appropriate wear, with many spots having developed a desirable dark patina from age. The piece is solid and sturdy, and ready to display as-is. We rate the overall condition as very good to excellent (see pictures).
This is an exceptional antique Nautical piece with a variety of decorative applications. It would make a wonderful addition to your décor!
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