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Antiqued Sextant w-Slow Motion with Rosewood Box 9

Antiqued Sextant w/Slow Motion with Rosewood Box 9"

Overall Dims: 9" L x 8" W x 4" H

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SKU: NS-0425

Antiqued Sextant w/Slow Motion with Rosewood Box 9"


This uniquely styled black sextant is a beautifully crafted nautical décor item that adds an interesting part of maritime history to any collection.  Complete with a spectacular black finish, this sextant brings an air of class and sophistication to any room in which it is displayed. This sextant features a gorgeous wood box to serve as an executive display case for this precious nautical instrument. This functional sextant can be placed on any desk, table, shelf, or display case to add a wonderfully constructed conversation piece to your home, office, or boat. 


  • Antiqued finish looks like a real, time-worn sextant
  • Glass optics for a clear view (not plastic lenses)
  • Fully functional sextant operates like a real navigational tool
  • Solid rosewood box lined with felt to store sextant
  • Brass anchor emblem inset in face of rosewood box

This functional sextant is crafted as a beautiful nautical décor item and is not calibrated, intended or recommended for actual navigational use




Additional Information

In the early 1800s, in America, the navigational sextant was utilized by the historic explorers Lewis and Clark as they made their way across the country to the Pacific Coast. Using compasses, chronometers, and antique sextants, these explorers made the first detailed maps of the new country, and were able to mark areas of interest to the growth of the nation. Often times, as they were on land and the horizon would be blocked by mountains or other obstacles, Lewis and Clark relied on an artificial horizon for their sextant box readings. As antique sextants were not fixed to a location, and were used in comparing the relative position of two objects, the use of an artificial horizon was possible as long as it was accounted for. Aside from the benefit of the use of an artificial horizon, antique sextants were advanced further in the 1830s with the addition of a telescope taking over for the basic sight. This aided greatly in sighting celestial bodies as well as dry land, and made for much more accurate navigation and cartography.