Carved Eagle with Swept-Back Wings Perched on a Rock with Shield
American, probably coastal New England, early 19th c.
Carved giltwood with polychrome paint.
Over-all in excellent condition, some shrinkage cracks and wear commensurate with age.
Provenance: Private Collection of Charles and Olenka Santore, Philadelphia, PA.
A wonderful early example of a carved spread-winged eagle retaining an untouched surface and highlighted with the eagle perched on a rock with a painted patriotic shield.
Dimensions: 17”h, 12 ¼”w, 20”d
Item ID: DA-SO 280