Fine 19th C. Half Hull Model

Great Surface on this mounted half hull

Measuring 4″ x 37″ and mounted on an 8 1/4″ x 47″ pine board, this half hull model was purchased some 50 years ago by a local collector in the antique store that used to grace the Main Street in Disneyland. Half hull were made by shipwrights as exact scale models to use for patterning of the full size ship hull.Originally functional in purpose, half hulls are now highly collectible as nautical folk art from a period before the advent of computerized design.


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