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Sea chest handle

Sailors' craftwork

Object connections:

Collection Sailors' craftwork, Decorative art
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA0101
Description Sea chest handle, or becket, mounted on a piece of carved, varnished oak that represents the cleat of the sea chest. The becket is made from white Belfast cord with two star knots of white glace cord. The eyes are worked in ring bolt hitching, there are two star knots on the bolt. The becket itself is covered by two styles of grafting separated by Turk's heads, with coach whipping in the middle of the loop.
Date made 1971

Artist/Maker Harrison, Dennis A.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. We regret that Museum enquiries have not been able to identify the copyright holder and would welcome any information that would help us update our records. Please contact the Picture Library.
Materials wood; fibre; leather
Measurements 70 x 260 x 120 mm
  • Sea chest handle (AAA0101)
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