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By: Donald McNarry FRSA

Emulating an original dockyard model found in the collection of the Stockholm National Maritime Museum and so called ‘Sheldon’s Naseby’ model, this scale model is also based on Van de Velde drawings and other contemporary pictures. The 86-gun warship Naseby (131’ on keel) was built by Peter Pett and launched at Woolwich Dockyard in 1655 and originally named in honor of Oliver Cromwell's decisive 1645 victory over the Royalist forces during the English Civil Wars. With the Restoration she was renamed HMS Royal Charles, and served as the ship that brought king Charles II back to England in 1660, captained by Sir Edward Montagu. The classic ‘Admiralty Board dockyard’ style construction of the model (exposed frames and no rigging) is from close grain woods typical to miniature model making, i.e., pear, apple, beech, sycamore, and box, with a light stain or polychrome finish. Model built in 1971 includes all appropriate decorative details per research. It is mounted on carved dolphin stands which incorporate the two badges of the Commonwealth. Custom made case in the French furniture technique has Indian satinwood veneer, and includes two hand-engraved plaques. Reference: Ship Models in Miniature, David & Charles, 1975, pp. 30-33, 41, Donald McNarry FRSA.

Model type: Extreme Miniature
Scale: 16’ = 1” Scale
Size: 17 1/2" x 7 1/2” x 8 3/4”
Class: A/Special
Code: EXM 2701

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