Jun 27, 2024 - Sale 2675

Sale 2675 - Lot 223

Price Realized: $ 1,430
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(NAVY.) Designs for the 1926 restoration of the USS Constitution. 5 blueline prints, 30 inches high and between 52 to 87 inches wide; two with moderate dampstaining and wear, the other 3 with minimal wear. Boston, 1925-1926

Additional Details

Plans for the historic ship's first major restoration under the command of Lieutenant John A. Lord. One of the six original frigates in the United States Navy when it was built in 1797, it served in the War of 1812 and remains docked in Boston today as a museum. This lot includes three plans which were newly drafted in 1925-1926, and two 1920s copies of the ship's early plans.

"U.S. Frigate Constitution Spar Deck Battery / Gun Deck Battery" (illustrated), by Lieutenant J.A. Lord and G.O. Manning(?). 30 x 52½ inches; minimal wear. Navy Yard, Boston, 18 August 1925.

"U.S. Frigate Constitution, General Arrangement of Gun Ports, Rigging Channels, Chain Plates & Dead Eyes," drawn by Warren D. Liebmann under the direction of Lieutenant John A. Lord. 30 x 72 inches; minor wear. Navy Yard, Boston, August 1926.

"U.S. Frigate Old Constitution, Spar and Rigging Plan," signatures illegible. 30 x 86½ inches; moderate dampstaining toward right, minor wear. Navy Yard, Boston, November 1926.

"Sail Plan, U.S. Frigate Old Constitution . . . from the Original Drawing of Charles Ware dated 1817" (illustrated). 30 x 56 inches, minimal wear.

"Sheer, Half-Breadth and Body, U.S. Frigate Old Constitution . . . from a Copy by William Doughty dated 1794." 30 x 83¾ inches, moderate dampstaining in spots along a horizontal strip, moderate worming and minor edge wear.