If you’re a fan of nautical décor, then you’ll love this Salvaged Brass Porthole Window. Salvaged from an old ship, this porthole window is a unique and authentic piece that will add charm and character to any room. Although it doesn’t have any dogs to open it like a traditional porthole, it still makes a beautiful decorative statement.
Please note that due to its salvaged nature, the glass may have slight markings and signs of wear and tear. However, these imperfections only add to the charm and authenticity of the piece. If you prefer a clearer view, you can easily add a mirror to the back or front of the porthole, as shown in the product photos. Upgrade your nautical décor collection today with this Salvaged Brass Porthole Window.
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.
Total Length: 28.25″
Total Width: 20.5″
Glass Length: 23.75″
Glass Width: 15.75″
Weight: 40 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 0.75″ in depth, 25.5″ in length, 17.75″ in width.