Collection: Half-Models/Ship Models
Maritime Arts Gallery has been a specialists in original, antique half-models for over thirty years and has an expertise in identifying builders and specific regions of carvers and designers. Michael Florio, Gallery Director, was chosen as one of three experts to clean, restore, and hang the entire half-model collection of the New York Yacht Club of West 44th Street, Manhattan. In addition, Michael Florio has discovered extremely rare models carved by George Steers (designer of the Yacht AMERICA) and by Nathnael G. Herreshoff, including the original builder's model of the famous sloop-yacht SHADOW. We are always looking to acquire period half-models to add to our inventory.