A wonderful replica boat recreated as a bookcase. It is an age old tradition in Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Yale to turn a retired racing boat into a bookcase to line and decorate halls and libraries.
In this case Authentic Models have reproduced a gig. Dispatched for victuals for the captain’s table or canvas for a sail blown away in a storm, gigs were invaluable when in port or moored outside. Referred to as rowboats by land-bound folk, a gig was easy to lower overboard, needed minimum crew, and was quick to dispatch. When stowed, it nested in the long boat or pilot boat secured in the center of the main deck.
A stylish addition to a hall, study or bedroom, add atmosphere to any library with this nautical-themed bookcase. Pair with the Man of Eight Bookcase to really continue the theme.