Friesland Dutch Ship, Model Ship
Using historical photographs, drawings or original plans, this gorgeous Friesland Dutch model ship is meticulously handcrafted. Built to scale using western red cedar wood, rosewood, and mahogany, this model ship is built using plank-on-frame construction methods which are similar to the building of actual ships.
This Friesland model ship has a distinct two tone colored wood on the hull. It also features plank on frame, three decks, and two rows of ferocious cannons on each side of the ship. The front bowsprit and three large masts are connected securely using advanced rigging and lines painstakingly knotted and fastened by hand. Each yard has an attached hand-stitched unfurled sail crafted from fine linen. Metal anchors and a wooden rudder are visible on the front and rear of the ship. On the deck, there are stationed cannons, an authentic hand-built lifeboat with ribs and planks, wooden cabin, and many other handcrafted ornaments. There is also an exquisite detailed admiral’s quarter on stern with beautiful handcrafted metal lanterns, statues, and ornaments.
This model comes standard with a solid wood base and brass nameplate. No assembly required.
Dimensions: 37" length x 11" width x 35" tall
A little history:
The Friesland was a part of the Great Fleet of the United Province of Holland. It was built with 80 guns around 1663 and consisted of 1700 units. In 1672 it sided with 77 vessels under De Ruyters command and took part in the battle of Solebay with the Allied Anglo-French forces. The ship whose hull was carved out of wood is particularly noted for the refinements on her poop deck decorations and her superstructure.