Whimsical Folk Art Carving of a 19th Century Sailor with Sextant

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Folk Art, and particularly Nautical Folk Art,  has been and continues to be very sought after and collectible.  We were thrilled to find this whimsically stylized folk art figure of a 19th Century sailor taking a celestial sight. It appears to be carved from one solid block of oak, including the stand and sextant.
Recently acquired in the normal course of business, we were unable to find any historical information about this work of nautical folk art. Given the dress and rustic countenance, we’re assuming sometime during the 19th century.

24″ H x 10″ W x 4″ Base: 7 1/2″ x 4″

Weight: 9 lbs.

MAKER: Unknown

Painted on the base are the coordinates Lat 42º 26’ N – Long 70º, 57’ W. We‘ve located this position as Nahant, MA., and will assume that the figure was carved by an individual in that town.
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Back view of the statue

Close up details

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This is a great nautical folk art piece and would make a wonderful addition to any maritime collection or decor.


Original Price:  $1500.00       Sale Price:  $975.00

Shipping:  $75.00



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