Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 16

Rare Pair of 1916 Ship Sail Boat Bookends from HMS Iron Duke Admiral Jellicoe's

$895.89Asking Priceper set


We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning pair of hand carved from the Teak of HMS Iron Duke which was under the command of Admiral Jellicoe and it was his flagship vessel A very good looking and well made pair, the little plaque reads exactly as follows “FROM THE TEAK OF HMS IRON DUKE ADMIRAL JELLICOE’S FLAG SHIP JUTLAND 1916” The pair are in nicely aged condition, being nearly 80 years old they have an amazing patina Dimensions Height 19cm Width 9cm Depth 14cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point HMS Iron Duke was a dreadnought battleship of the Royal Navy, the lead ship of her class, named in honour of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. She was built by Portsmouth Dockyard, and her keel laid in January 1912. Launched ten months later, she was commissioned into the Home Fleet in March 1914 as the fleet flagship. She was armed with a main battery of ten 13.5-inch (340 mm) guns and was capable of a top speed of 21.25 knots (39.36 km/h; 24.45 mph). Iron Duke served as the flagship of the Grand Fleet during the First World War, including at the Battle of Jutland. There, she inflicted significant damage on the German battleship SMS König early in the main fleet action. In January 1917, she was relieved as fleet flagship. After the war, Iron Duke operated in the Mediterranean as the flagship of the Mediterranean Fleet. She participated in both the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War in the Black Sea and the Greco-Turkish War. She also assisted in the evacuation of refugees from Smyrna. In 1926, she was assigned to the Atlantic Fleet, where she served as a training ship. Iron Duke remained on active duty for only a few more years; in 1930, the London Naval Treaty specified that the four Iron Duke-class battleships be scrapped or otherwise demilitarised. Iron Duke was therefore converted into a gunnery training ship; her armour and much of her armament was removed to render her unfit for combat. She served in this capacity until the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, when she was moored in Scapa Flow as a harbour defence ship. In October, she was badly damaged by German bombers and was run aground to avoid sinking. She continued to serve as an anti-aircraft platform for the duration of the war, and was eventually refloated and broken up for scrap in the late 1940s. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses. Condition Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.49 in. (19 cm)Width: 3.55 in. (9 cm)Depth: 5.52 in. (14 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    British Colonial (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor fading.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2823316630392

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $132.19 Front Door Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 8-13 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.6 / 5
Located in London, GB
Gold Seller
This distinction is for experienced sellers who continually surpass customer expectations.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2017
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Pair of Teak Book Ends from HMS Iron Duke
Located in Lymington, Hampshire

Vintage 1910s



Rare & Skillfully Crafted Pair of Patinated Brass, Alchemist Sculpture Bookends
Located in Lisse, NL

Early 20th Century European Art Deco


Brass, Plaster

Pair of 1930s Art Deco Bookends
Located in Devon, England

Mid-20th Century French Art Deco



HMS Mercury Ship's Badge
Located in Norwell, MA

20th Century

Pair of Art Deco Sports-Themed Shagreen Bookends
Located in New York, NY

Vintage 1930s British Art Deco



Pair of Massive Vintage Natural Geode Stone Rock Sculptural Bookends
Located in San Diego, CA

Mid-20th Century


Rock Crystal

Rare Pair of Globes by Newton
By Newton, Son & Berry
Located in Lymington, Hampshire

Antique 1820s English



Pair of Iron Industrial Bookends
Located in Los Angeles, CA

20th Century



The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery