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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