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Nineteenth-century sailing ships displayed their names on decoratively carved and painted signs called quarterboards. When a ships captain retired and went ashore hed acquire the quarterboard and place it on his house for all to admire.   Many of the hundreds of quarterboards now gracing the homes on the seafaring island of Nantucket came, not from old ships, but from the workbench of Halifax resident Nicholas Lonborg.

  Kay Moran, Daily Hampshire Gazette 11/20/97

Quarterboard Ends

Unfinished Quarterboard Special  $150     


For the Logistics of speed I have split the quarterboard gallery into six pages.

If you have a high-speed connection and you want to view all quarterboards at the same time click on All Quarterboards

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Once used to adorn our early sailing ships, the quarterboard is now a distinctive New England Tradition. All quarterboards are hand carved from  Eastern White Pine or Mahogany. The finishing process which requires five coats of oil paint with lots of sanding and steel wooling is the secret to the smooth glossy finish.  Then each quarterboard is gold leafed by hand and lined for the sharpest of contrast and lasting durability.U

Your idea for a quarterboard End is always welcome.



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