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Kahn Fine Antiques of Chatham, Mass.

October 29, 2009

via A Continuous Lean. by Michael Williams on 10/11/09


If I am out-and-about and I see the an antique store, nine times out of ten I will just keep on driving. Generally, it is the same type of old lady vibe with little of interest to a man like myself. That said, if you ever find yourself in Chatham, Cape Cod make a point to visit Kahn Fine Antiques. The shop — which specializes in nautical items and Americana — is one of my favorite things in one of my favorite places. Growing up I spent a lot of summers on the Cape and I remember even at a young age being obsessed with New England whaling history and accoutrement. Kahn’s has an amazing selection and knowledge of the arena, so much in fact that the antiques certainly carry a price. Even so, it is always nice to escape into the 1800s (1600s?) with a visit to their shop. In a pinch you can just peruse the goods like the items pictured here in via the store’s website. Some of my favorites below.

Antique Ship-in-a Bottle Circa 1900.

Antique Ship-in-a-Bottle Circa 1900.

An American 13 Star Yacht Ensign Made by Annin & Co., New York, circa 1865-1870

An American 13 Star Yacht Ensign Made by Annin & Co., New York, circa 1865-1870

A fine Cased Pair of Over and Under Boxlock Percussion Pistols by John Blisset, London, c. 1840

A fine Cased Pair of Over and Under Boxlock Percussion Pistols by John Blisset, London, c. 1840

Hand Carved Eagle made by J.P. Uranker of Martha's Vineyard

Hand Carved Eagle made by J.P. Uranker of Martha’s Vineyard

An early 19th century Dovetailed Sailor's Chest with Wonderful Ropework Beckets

An early 19th century Dovetailed Sailor’s Chest with Wonderful Ropework Beckets

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Leather Shotgun Case

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Leather Shotgun Case

75¢ extra for your lady friend

75¢ extra for your lady friend

Early 20th century English Pond Boat

Early 20th century English Pond Boat

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Set of Sperm Whale Teeth

Late 19th century English Leather Officer's Boot Trunk circa 1875

Late 19th century English Leather Officer’s Boot Trunk circa 1875

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An English Ship Builder's Style Half Hull Model

An English Ship Builder’s Style Half Hull Model

Civil War Era Scrimshawed Whale Bone

Civil War Era Scrimshawed Whale Bone

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