Heavily Carved Polished Oak Revolving Numbered Ship's Chair
Heavily carved polished oak revolving numbered ship's chair with deep buttoned leather seat mounted on brass castors. (c.1900). Originally from a sailing ship called Mexico.
Mexico was wrecked off Southport on 9 December 1886, she was on her way from Liverpool to Guayaquil, Ecuador when it was caught in a storm. Lifeboats were launched from Lytham, St. Annes and Southport to rescue the crew. The Lytham lifeboat Charles Biggs, which was on her maiden rescue, rescued the twelve crew but both the St. Annes lifeboat Laura Janet and the Southport lifeboat Eliza Fernley were capsized, and 27 of the 29 crew were drowned. To date, this is the worst loss of RNLI crew in a single incident. Mexico came ashore off Birkdale, opposite the Birkdale Palace Hotel. Mexico was repaired only to be lost in Scottish waters in 1890.
Dimensions: H: 34" (86.3cm) x W: 23.5" (59.6cm) x D: 18" (45.7cm).
Seat height: 20.5" (52cm).
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