|This beautiful carved and gilded eagle is fantastic because it�s not the standard fare. Found in a lodge hall on Long Island, its bold form, water-gilded surface and color cause it to dwarf the common Bellamy-style stern board and decorative forms, despite its small size. Made ca 1865-1880, it was most certainly carved by a Civil War veteran. Flanking each side, framed by carved streamers, are dates of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, while above is the word �Liberty�. Underneath are crossed flags, resting within a crown-shaped pediment, on which are three stars. The depth of the carving adds greatly to its appeal, as the eagle protrudes a full five inches from the wall. |
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques, llc
||Phone: (717) 502-1281
||19th Century (1801-1900)|
||19.75" x 11.5" x 5"
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