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Item #P5-08

Vintage Rectangular Brass Deadlight - 26 inches by 20 inches - Mirrored Or Unmirrored

Starting at: $375.00

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Authentic Vintage Brass Porthole

This vintage rectangular brass deadlight is quite a 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 the last photo* 

The frame of this solid brass deadlight measures 26 by 20 inches. The original glass measures 21.5 by 15.5 inches. The original glass on the vintage deadlight is free of any cracks but does have quite a bit of pitting spread over the glass. 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 clean up contact us for pricing. The weight is around  37 pounds.

** There are a few hairline cracks in the frame around the glass. This is shown in the photos.**

This is a non-opening porthole.


We just 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!

You will be shipped the Vintage Rectangular Brass Deadlight – 26 inches by 20 inches shown in the photos.


If you have any questions about this item or any other product listed on our website, please call us at 574-870-1571. We are available seven days per week, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. eastern standard time.

Our goal is to ship your items within 1-2 business days of purchase. Custom orders may have a longer processing time.


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!

Brass Porthole Table Idea

Check out our Gallery or Pinterest for more nautical ideas! We’re always adding new posts, as well as pinning any creative nautical decor project we see online.

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