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DECORATIVE NAUTICAL
FIXTURES BY
Paul G Hoffmann


 

ITEM # FCPDNF-1
"CUSTOM MADE ANCHOR PLAQUE"

 


A very decorative, hand made floor standing, or wall hanging anchor plaque.
The second one of its kind, the first was made back in 1970,
and hung in our family room,
(or what our friends considered the party room)
in our home on
"THE GREAT SOUTH BAY"
WEST ISLIP, LI, NY
Using the old one as a prototype, I personally made this one, which
took more than a year of planning, to obtain all the right mix of parts,
and about six weeks to build.
The unit is 40" in diameter, and made with a circular 3/4" thick,
piece of hand cut birch.
The Original Turn Of The Century
"KEDGE ANCHOR"
was positioned to attach all mounting hardware , as well as a rear
kick out stand, and heavy duty wall mounting chain, with wall protectors.

The rope used was very old, 1950's or earlier, and used aboard, fishing
or rigging boats.
I allowed it to season in the weather, to even its natural look,
for 12 to 18 months, under all conditions, moving and rotating it
as mother nature did its wonderful job.

Then began the long task to unravel, clean, removing dirt, mold, and
working the natural flexibility of the rope again.
Then the long task of gluing every inch , not just sections, but all of the 150-200 feet
of 3/4" rope, twisting, brushing, cleaning and tightening each revolution,
and allowing 24 hours of drying between each one.
Finally the re-attachment of the Kedge Anchor at three points,
to hold it in its reverse "V" position, with top ring and finial forward.

Finishing the center , with a modern day, blacksmith made, laser cut,
and hand beveled steel
"SOLEI SUN"
(from a true master blacksmith, we have known for 18 years)
FINDING SUCH CUSTOM WORK IN TODAY'S MARKETPLACE
IS NOT A EASY TASK, EVEN FOR PROFESSIONAL DESIGNERS.

DUE TO THE AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS, AND TIME REQUIRED
TO CONSTRUCT SUCH AN ITEM, I WILL MOST LIKELY NOT BUILD
ANOTHER FOR AT LEAST 2-3 YEARS OR MORE.

THE ONE ABOVE WAS COMPLETED IN THE SUMMER OF 2002,
AND WAS DISPLAYED  IN BOTH OUR
LABOR DAY SHOW IN BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY 2002 AND
THE HISTORIC HARBOR FAIR, MAMARONECK, NY JUNE 8th, 2003.
40 1/2" diameter x 7 1/2" deep
Weight a very hefty 65 pounds
Signed
Paul G Hoffmann 2002
450.00

ITEM # FCPDNF-2
"SAILORS DELIGHT"


A hand made, very decorative, wall hanging nautical fixture, with
an original piece of oil art on canvas, painted by a mid 1900's artist,
in the old ,  turn of the century style.

The unit was built using two panels of 3/4" Birch, glued and bolted
together, with heavy 3/8" carriage bolts, with gold painted heads.
The wood boards were distressed and stained with cherry.

Attached at the center, an original, solid bronze, double wing nut,
early 20th century, porthole window, that is fully functional.
The fixture is boarded with a 1 1/2" rope border, from an old fishing vessel
of the early 1900's.
The art is a three dimensional view of different size sail vessels
on the open ocean, with nice vivid colors and detail.
A very nice and unusual piece of combined art and nautical collectibles,
you won't find anywhere, in its quality, but here at Great South Bay.
21 1/2" long x 16 1/2" high x 2" deep
Weight a hefty 21 pounds
Signed
Paul G Hoffmann 2002
350.00

ITEM # FCPDNF-3

"CUSTOM MADE BEACH TABLE"

A Custom Handmade Beach table made from an electric coil completed covered with rope.

The "BEACH TOP" was created using genuine sand from Fire Island with a special water based poly to hold

the sand in place while giving the top a "WET LOOK".

The unit took about 2 months to build using a large amount of glue, not just at certain sections but at all points of the rope areas allowing it to dry at each few revolutions,

then sealed with lacquer & water based poly.

The unit has a 42" diameter glass top and can be used as a dining table while viewing a truly realistic beach scene.

The unit has a very hefty weight of 160 pounds, mounted on dolly wheels for easy movement.

The table is 42" in diameter at the top, 31" at the base, and stands 34" high

Signed

Paul G Hoffmann 2005

2,500.00

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