Soleil Royal 32" wood ship model French sailing tall boat

SOLEIL ROYAL - 32" handcrafted wood French ship model Dimensions: 32" (L) x 10" (W) x 27" (H) This SOLEIL ROYAL ship model is shipped to you fully assembled and ready for display, except that the bowsprit is not in position during shipping to reduce damage risk and to save on shipping cost. Installing only involves tightening rigging lines since they're correctly attached to the bowsprit. 100% hand built from scratch using “plank on frame” construction method Solid wood base with brass name plate Come with full sails Condition: New (fully assembled) Securely packed in a wooden frame for maximum protection during shipping
Soleil Royal (Royal Sun) was a French 104-gun ship of the line, flagship of Admiral Tourville. She was built in Brest between 1668 and 1670 by engineer Laurent Hubac, was launched in 1669, and stayed unused in Brest harbour for years. She was recommissioned with 112 guns and 1200 men when the Nine Years' War broke out in 1688 as the flagship of the escadre du Ponant (squadron of the Ponant). She was said to be a good sailing ship and her decorations were amongst the most beautiful and elaborate of all baroque flagships. The emblem of the "sun" had been chosen by Louis XIV as his personal symbol .