A fine scale model of the U.S.F. Essex
Robert Innis (American, 20th century)
built up from the solid, the hull planked in mahogany and maple, verdigris painted bottom, the topsides fitted with scuppers and rowing ports, rifle ports, gun ports (all lower gun-ports are closed, carved and painted figure head, ships boats on davits, open waist with ladders, hatches and capstan, belfry, pin and fife rails, carved and painted figurehead, boats on davits, bow sprit, three masts, standing and running rigging, cannons on carriages on deck and other details. Displayed within a mahogany framed glass case on a mahogany stand.
46 x 19 x 63 in. (116.8 x 48.2 x 160 cm.) cased on stand.