Porthole Cabinet by Authentic Models
Porthole and Notary Cabinets. US yachtsmen (the Morgans, Vanderbilts, Roosevelts…) visiting the Royal Yacht squadron clubhouse at Cowes, England were surprised at the lack of locker rooms, showers and docks. Even a bar was absent. In contrast the cabins and staterooms of the visiting American yachts were resplendent with grandeur. Fine interior upholstery and cabinetwork were de rigueur. Cowes was an enchanted world, shining by day with brass, polished precious woods and the flash of oars. Visitors and club members danced by night on polished teak decks, sleeping between silk in beautifully appointed cabins,enjoying fireworks and fine cuisine. Two beautiful cabin cabinets, one with large porthole windows, and one with fold-out drawer-fronts, are ideal for bankers, navigators, presidents and authors… as well as armchair sailors.