Maritime Sea Captain's Chest from the Sloop Atalanta, circa 1780

(United States, 18th Century)

Maritime Sea Captain's Chest from the Sloop Atalanta, circa 1780
4600 SW 71 Ave.
Miami, Fl, 33155
Contact dealer

Maritime Sea Captain's Chest from the Sloop Atalanta, circa 1780

List Price $11,500

This exemplary American maritime chest bears the following inscription on the bottom of the center small drawer.
"Benjamin Reeves,
Sloop Atalanta,
CAP (captain) Frie Luthill."
Below is a brief description of one of several Sloops that were named the Atalanta, all of which were British ships of War. What makes this particular Atalanta plausible is the corresponding period along with the fact that it was captured by the American Navy during the revolutionary war. This could possibly explain why there was an American-made chest aboard. It certainly begs further investigation and the story forms a part of American maritime history. Materials & techniques notes: Drawers and back boards are poplar, secondary wood of drawer faces is pine, secondary wood of sides is mahogany. Beautiful West Indies crotch mahogany veneers. Note the brass ball foot that would have been set into a small recess in the floor boards of the ship to keep the chest from moving.

WIDTH: 46¼ in | HEIGHT: 50¾ in | DEPTH: 20 in

Origin United States
Category Chests
Period 18th Century
Style Unspecified

Shipping Estimate: $500 | White glove

Domestic shipping within the 48 continental states is quoted on each item via FedEx or White Glove delivery.

International shipping can be arranged upon request.

Delivery times will vary depending on the locations of origin and delivery, packing requirements, and the method of shipping used.

Once your order is processed, you will be notified of shipping status and given an estimated time of delivery.

We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover through our secure portal. We also accept payment via check, money order, or wire transfer. All payment options are available at checkout.

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

CONDITION: The over-all condition of the veneer is excellent and the finish is refreshed but original. All of the locks are original and working with (1) key. Burn mark on far back of top probably from a candle. Pulls were replaced.

THB REF: 2445175334 DEALER REF: CHE00175