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  STERN BOARD STYLE EAGLE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SHOP OF JOHN HALEY BELLAMY, MAINE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
Dimensions (inches): 26" long x 5.25" tall x 4" deep
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STERN BOARD STYLE EAGLE, ATTRIBUTED TO THE SHOP OF JOHN HALEY BELLAMY, MAINE, LATE 19TH CENTURY:

Late 19th century carved wooden eagle with a white-painted shield, attributed to Maine carver John Haley Bellamy (1836-1914). As the most prolific and influential carver of eagles, he made many for ships, public buildings, patriotic halls, and by private commission. This was one of Bellamy's bread-and-butter styles, simple yet elegant, executed in the style of a stern board adornment, but smaller. Often these small carvings decorated the doors and interiors of private homes. Bellamy said at one time that he wished for there to be one of his eagles on the door of every house in his town and by the end of his life that was practically true.

Condition: The surface shows signs of long-term outdoor exposure. The paint is worn. The tip of the beak is broken and absent.
   
Primary Color: brown, natural
Earliest Date: 1875
Latest Date: 1900
For Sale Status: Sold
Price SOLD
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