Carved Steer Head
American, ca. 1850-1875.
Carved laminated pine with gilt and paint surface, glass eyes, bull horns
Condition: Minor losses to some paint and gilt, tightening to left horn, otherwise in excellent condition. Great oxidation of surfaces, original wrought iron hanger.
Most likely used as a Beef or Cattle Stock Trade Sign, it survived in remarkable condition having endured some form of weathering. Found originally in New York state the piece has remained in a private collection. We can’t help but be charmed by the slight welcoming smile captured by the creator, who we would now identify as an American folk artist.
Dimensions: 32 1/2"h (furthest points) x 31"w x 24 1/2"d
Item ID: FA-WDCRVG 357