If you are interested in nautical history, this item may be of interest to you. It is the companionway ladder post from the British Royal Navy warship H.M.S. Undaunted. Very neat piece, as you may know the ship was commanded by Royal Navy Captain Hugh Campbell. This piece is from 1875. HMS Undaunted was a wooden screw frigate, the fifth ship of the name to serve in the Royal Navy. If you would like to read about it, you can find it in en.wikipedia. Brass plaque with brass bezel on base. Approximately 26 inches tall x 9 inches square. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email any day of the week or call at our store 574-594-9100 on Friday, or Saturday. A word about condition. Those of you who have purchased from me before know that I am very picky about condition. I will try to note anything of significance in the description. However, please check the photos carefully---as they say `a picture is worth a thousand words' We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually 20% down, with the remaining term somewhat negotiable. Please email us before you buy if you would like to discuss layaway terms. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw.