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Rare Large Size Carved Eagle
Category: Folk Art
SubType: Carvings
Origin: America-USA
Era: 19th Century
Height: 37 inches
Width: 29.5 inches
Depth: 12.5 inches
Rare Large Size Carved Eagle

Having a gesso and gilt surface over the carving, commonly done to pieces for exterior use. The eagle is perched on a ball having pronounced talon feet with a full body and outstretched wings.

Origin: New England, probably coastal Massachusetts, ca. 1820-40
Primary Wood: Eastern white pine
Condition: Old repair to beak, traces of other gilt surfaces and gold paint, most of which has been removed.
Height 37"
Wing Spread 29 1/2"
Depth 12 1/2"
Provenance: Private collection, found in Newport, R.I.

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