George Stapf (1862-1958)
Lived/active: Harrisburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Carved Spread-wing Eagle with Shield.
Pennsylvania, ca. 1890-1900.
Carved gilt wood with polychrome paint shield.
Over-all in fine condition with original gilt and paint, minor imperfections This patriotic hand-carved eagle features a stylized eagle with detailed feathers, a swooping, elongated neck while clasping a shield with three stars. The imposing talons were also a signature of Stapf’s work. George Stapf was known for carving large stylized eagles for government buildings, such as the Grand Army of the Republic, as well as smaller examples that adorned households.
Provenance: Val Jacobsen Antiques, Long Island, NY, late 1990’s; Tucker Frey, Woodbury, CT, to present day.
Dimensions: 13’h, 31”w, 8”d with original mount
Item ID: FA-SO 122