|A homemade model of a working narrow boat carrying coal for ACME coal merchants, established 1897. This is a family narrow boat. Competition with the railway companies in the 1840s and 1850s forced working boatman to leave their homes on the land and take their whole families to live in the tiny boat cabins. The standard living cabin was about 10 feet long and 6 feet 6 inches wide, entered through double doors or hatches from a small stern deck. The boat was steered from a footboard or step in the doorway. At night the tiller would be reversed, the double doors closed and a slide drawn over the top or well of the cockpit. All this is accurately portrayed in this boat. English, circa 1920.|
|Lot ID: 278|
|Low Estimate: GBP 400|
|High Estimate: GBP 650|
|Next Bid: GBP 200|
|Sale ID: 1|
|Sale Date: July 14, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Live Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: British Antique Dealers Association|
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|Location of Origin: England|
|Dimensions: Height: 24cms (9.5inches); Width: 105cms (41.5 inches); Depth: 15cms (6 inches)|
|Primary Classification: Folk Art and Americana : Folk Art Antiques|
|Secondary Classification: Antiques, Decorative Arts and Furniture : Decorative Works of Art : Other|
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