Introduce the Authentic Brass 2 Dog Rectangular Porthole – a rare and unique piece that adds a touch of nautical charm to your home or business. This porthole, originally used on ships, has been salvaged, polished, and repurposed for modern use.
A notable feature of this porthole is the twist on and off dogs, which allows you to open the porthole, providing a functional element to any room. Additionally, some customers have even installed mirrors on this style porthole to use as a medicine cabinet in their bathroom! This versatile piece can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
The original glass is free of any cracks, although it may have minor surface wear and scratches. The original paint on the portholes has been removed, revealing the polished brass underneath. Use it as a functional piece of décor or as a unique focal point in your home, the Authentic Brass 2 Dog Rectangular Porthole is a must-have for any nautical enthusiast.
**For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror.**
Total Length: 27.5″
Total Width: 21.5″
Glass Length: 22.5″
Glass Width: 16.5″
Depth: 3.25″ (not including dogs)
Weight: 66 lbs.
This porthole has an inset on the back, which will sit inside of the wall, allowing the porthole to display on the wall with bolts keeping it fastened. The inset measures 0..5″ in-depth, 23.5″ in length, and 17.75″ in width.
The word “porthole” has nothing to with its location on the port side of a ship, but originated thanks to Henry VII of England in 1485. The king demanded mounting guns that were too large for his ships and French shipbuilder, James Baker was brought on to solve the problem. He pierced the ship’s side so that the cannon can could be mounted inside. When there was heavy weather or the cannons were not in use, the openings in the ships were fitted with covers that latched tightly. These were called Porte, which means door in French. Porte became port thanks to the English and eventually, any opening on a ship was called a porthole.
We have uploaded a video to show you how to hang a porthole mirror – click here to check it out! Don’t forget to come back to our site though!
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