treasures from Yesteryear

There is something to be said about the character and special feel you get from vintage pieces. We appreciate the timeless quality of items that were crafted long ago....who made it? what was it used for? what's the story behind this? These treasured pieces are eclectic & unique with individual wear and tear that only adds to the vintage style.


The Past 

Select from finest nautical antiques, lighting and treasures from ships around the world. This is where we started and this is what make Our Boat House unlike any other. You could search forever for these beautiful nautical accessories, antiques and treasures forever with no luck! Well, we did the hard part for you. We searched and searched until we hand selected the best of the best. Items that have been weathered by the ocean currents and salvaged off real working vessels. Find perfect vintage nautical décor to add intrigue and warmth to your coastal style home. Create the feel of beach house living with our one of a kind nautical, maritime décor, collectibles and furnishings-ship's bells, portholes, diving helmets, bulkhead lights, ship's wheels, piling lights, brass binnacles, brass ship lights, passageway lights, fox lights, plus so much more....


& Treasures

As a seller and source for the finest nautical antiques and treasures from around the world, Our Boat House relishes in vintage nautical décor.  Shop our available pieces including maritime antiques and furniture, ship salvage items like ship's doors, port holes, lighting, lanterns and other genuine collectibles. 

We use as decor in our showroom some of our vintage nautical treasures such as brass portholes,  ship's wheels, vintage oars, diving helmets, nautical rope, lobster traps, bulkhead lights, brass binnacles, compasses, brass ship lights, passageway lights, fox lights, cargo lights, lanterns, sailing ship models, fish nets, life rings, and sea glass floats. We love to share these treasures with home owners, boaters, designers, retailers and restaurants.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does ship authentic salvage mean exactly?

When a ship's work is done, the interior pieces are stripped at a ship breaking yard. These are typically found near ports in places like Indonesia, Bangladesh, Java & Turkey.  The special pieces that once adorned the ship's walls, passageways, interiors as well as the bridge or command center of the ship  - are sold to collectors like us. The uniqueness of this is they are rich in style, history and longevity as they withstood sea-worthy elements. From ship's wheels to passageway lights, we have salvage from all over the world. In fact, the ship salvage pieces are what inspired the idea for this company -Our Boat House. 

If I purchase ship salvage, do I get a history of the ship and what type of salvage is for sale?

The ship breakage yards do not typically carry a history of the ship among all the pieces, however some of the cast brass lights are embossed with the original manufacturer/place of origin as well as some of the lanterns are banded and stamped. The life preservers at times have port or ship names on them. Some of the ship's doors, wheels and china are labeled.  We carry sea glass balls, portholes, oars, life rings, lanterns, passage lights, dock lights, buoys and more.

I have a family member who collected ship salvage. Does Our Boat House buy ship salvage?

Typically, we use our sources or items from buying trips, but if you feel it's a very special piece or collection, feel free to send images and details to

I love ship lights, but do they actually illuminate and take regular light bulbs?

Most of our ship lights have been stripped from the ship and they can be UL listed wired for an additional fee. You can also purchase 'as is' and wire locally with a certified electrician of your choice. UL listed is very important as you want the product to have been tested and determined that the product meets specific, defined requirements. These requirements are often based on UL's published and nationally recognized Standards for Safety. For bulbs,  typically, they take an A shape bulb and when it has a glass globe, we suggest LED lights so they stay moderately cool, offer more light and last much longer. 25w-40w max.

What if I need to order lights for a commercial property and it's a large quantity?

We try our best to stay stocked on the ship authentic lights. We can request larger quantities if they are not on hand, so that we can assist with larger projects. 

Why Buy from Our Boat House



A majority of our products are Made in America using eco-friendly, sustainably sourced materials and woods as well as some of the finest organic fabrics.



We provide extensive customer support and service over the phone, live chat or email. Questions about your order?   Give us a call!



Our Selections are of the highest quality in today's marketplace. We use the finest textiles and fabrics for our custom seating pieces.


We offer free, in-home white glove delivery when three or more pieces from the same slipcovered seating collection are purchased which provides hundreds of dollars in savings.


Old World rustic lanterns, authentic ship's lamps, vintage wooden oars or ship salvage. We are your source for all coastal finds, rare and unique.

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