Maritime: Superb  early-19th-Century Sail Maker’s Seam Rubber

Maritime: Superb early-19th-Century Sail Maker’s Seam Rubber


Superb 19th- C Sailor's Carved Ebony Seam Rubber





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Categories: Maritime, Maritime Art & Sailor Craft


“Museum quality” is a term used much too casually in the antiques business but what we have here certainly qualifies for that accolade.   The images show a  very fine early 19th-century carved ebony seam rubber , the top and sides of the handle with  expressive faces. The owner’s monogram (“R.W.”) is on the rubbing blade. Rubbers of this type were used for flattening seams on sails in preparation for sewing. This rubber was acquired in  The Netherlands some years ago and I believe it to be Northern  European in origin.  5″ or 12.5 cm.

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M and R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for more than four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: [email protected] or 718-541-5974