This large vintage rectangular brass deadlight is quite the nautical treasure. Mirrored would be a beautiful piece in a bathroom, with a pair of brass wall sconces on both sides. We’ve seen quite a few customers use these brass porthole mirrors for their bathrooms. You could also throw this up on the wall to add a dash of nautical décor to a room, or even, behind a bar.
*For an additional charge this porthole can be fitted with a custom mirror, Example shown in last photo*
This solid brass deadlight has a total weight of 52 pounds. The outside frame measures 28.25 by 22.25 inches. The original glass measures 17.5 by 23.5 inches. The flange on the back extends out from the frame by about 3/4 inch. The total thickness of this porthole including the flange is 1 3/4 inches.
The brass has been left in as is condition. If you would like it cleaned up contact us for pricing.
The original glass on the vintage porthole window is free of any cracks but does have minor scratches.
This is a non-opening porthole.
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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 on 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.
An idea for these portholes is to transform them into a functional piece of decor -check out this brass porthole table for inspiration!