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19th Century Architectural Eagle

19th Century Architectural Eagle


Exceptional carved eagle with a glass eye, outstretched wings, and the talons grasping a perch, carved from Pine and painted brown with its original varnsished surface. Probably Pennsylvania, c. 1850

20" x 48" x 22"


This type of eagle with its great sense of movement were typically placed over doorway or archways , it's a fine example of the ornamental woodcarving that was produced in America during the mid 19th century


John Gordon, New York City
Illustrated in Alice Winchester and Jean Lipman, The Flowering of American Folk Art (1776-1876), p. 182.

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