This stunning reproduction Portsmouth 18thc. Sundial Compass is an elegant nautical decor piece for a library or study. With a hand-buffed aged finish, it has all the look of a true antique! This unique piece measures 3.5 x 1” / 8.5 x 2.5cm.
This classic 30 minute Ship’s Hourglass is suspended above a wood stand by a bronze hook. An essential part of any Regency era sailing ship, this striking piece with add a historical touch to any room.
The gimbaled construction allows the hourglass to be turned over easily and keeps it level. Overall measurements are 7.25 x 5 x 10” / 18.5 x 13 x 25.5cm.
Captain Wentworth had a great desire to be at sea in the year ‘06 (1806), as his proposal to Anne Elliot had been, much to his surprise, refused. With nothing keeping him on land, his first ship, the Asp, was uppermost in his mind. “It was a great object with me at that time to be at sea; a very great object. I wanted to be doing something.” -Persuasion, Chap. 8.
Part of the outfitting of such a ship was its rations of food and drink, notably rum. Each man was entitled to to anywhere from one to six “tots” of rum in the standard sized rum cup. This Royal Navy Rum Cup replica is handmade of copper and brass with a silver-plated interior. It measures 3.25 x 2 x 2.25” /8.25 x 5.25 x 5.5cm. Gift packaged.
Mr. Darcy is able to write excessively fast and also very well. His training in writing letters at Pemberley would have stood him in good stead when it came to handling matters of the estate, and would also prove very useful in matters of the heart!
This beautiful Pemberley Library Writing Box has a distressed antique black finish with brass fittings and includes a magnifying glass, a wood stylus with a variety of brass nibs and a glass stylus, as well as five different colored inks. It measures 7.25 x 10.25 x 2.5 / 18.5 x 26.5 x 6.25.
Captain Wentworth’s Anchor Paperweight lends a nautical touch to your study or library. A ship’s anchor makes a perfect “anchor weight” to hold down all of your desktop loose papers, or as a reminder of those who are the reliable “anchors” in your life!
A solid weight and size, the anchor measures 6.25 x 4.5 x 3.75 / 15.5 x 11 x 9.5cm. Gift boxed.
For the ship‘s captain at home or abroad... This handsome bell is handmade and sand cast of solid heavy brass with a bronzed finish. Made as a wall-mounted bell, it has a chunky, hand knotted lanyard pull. Measures 5 x 4.75” / 12.75 x 12cm.
This 18thc. reproduction Portable Roulette Box is a wonderful game or conversation piece, a complement to your library decor. Gaming was excessively popular during the Regency era, and although a fun amusement for most, could ruin a man if indulged in too often! In her novels, Jane Austen uses the theme of gaming especially in characters who do not possess the level of rational self-control or virtue that she celebrates. To be used in moderation!
Hand turned plantation mahogany wood bowl, with ebonized wood central handle and hand painted spinning disc. Comes with a weighted spinning ball. Measures 5.5 x 3.2 x 5” / 14 x 8.5cm.
This authentic officer’s spyglass is made of distressed finished rosewood and polished brass. Perfect for display or as an impressive accessory for the Naval Officer reenactor’s ensemble. Spyglass measures 15.25 x 1.75” / 38.75 x 4.25 cm.
An antique style chess board that is perfect for an elegant game of chess or checkers on a chilly evening! Subtly two-toned wood board with round feet measures 16.75 x 16.75 x 2” / 42 x 42 x 4.5cm. Chess pieces sold separately.
An antique style Spinning Tops Table, this unique game board includes six different tops for competing for longest spin! A striking addition to any historical game collection. The table measures 9.75 x 3.5” / 24.5 x 8.5cm.
For the Captain at home, this handsome bronzed ship’s bell on a stand is a wonderful focal point for a desk or displayed on a bookcase. Featuring a hand knotted bell rope and a distressed wood stand, the Captain’s Library Bell would also be a striking dinner bell when placed on a sideboard!
Overall measurements are 6 x 9.5 x 7.75 / 15 x 24 x 20cm.
Mr. Bennet spent a great deal of his time in his library, where we can assume he did a great deal of reading as well as studying one subject of interest or another. For the very fine print of the books of the day, or for examining something up close, a magnifying glass would have been a useful addition to any library.
Mr. Bennet’s Library Magnifying Glass is a beautiful reproduction piece, made of turned rosewood and brass, with a distressed antique finish. It measures 10.4 x 4.5”/ 26.5 x 11.5cm.
The 18thc. was a time of exploration and a rapid expansion of civilization. This reproduction Wooden Box Compass is a beautiful piece for a library or study, or for the wanderer in your life to remember how to find their way home!
Made of antique distressed rosewood, the box measures 3 x 3 x 1” / 7.75 x 7.75 x 2.25cm.
This handsome six-in-one bottle case makes a unique addition to any home bar, cellar, or dining area. The rich-hued antique wood finish paired with brass fittings and corner protectors makes this case visually pleasing with or without your favorite bottles in it. But better with.
Case measures 9 x 13.5 x 8.75 / 22.75 x 34 x 22cm.
This Nautical Sextant in Wood Case is a wonderful way to see, up close, the marvel of traditional navigation. A sextant was used to define latitude by early navigators, and this beautifully made replica is a decorative piece unlike any other.
The bronzed brass sextant has a silvered scale and scope and glass filters, and comes in its own handsome wood box with brass fittings. Box measures 6 x 6 x 3.25” / 15 x 15 x 8cm.