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  LATE 19TH CENTURY CARVING OF AN EAGLE WITH OLD, BLACK VARNISHED SURFACE, IN AN DESIRABLE SCALE
Dimensions (inches): 8" tall x 42" wide x 4" deep
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LATE 19TH CENTURY CARVING OF AN EAGLE WITH OLD, BLACK VARNISHED SURFACE, IN A DESIRABLE SCALE:

Carved wooden eagle, American, ca 1885, in a both form and with an old varnished surface that has blackened and separated with age to a very attractive and desirable patina. The style is at the same time traditional, in a stern board format, but unusual, with the tail swooping so low to one side. The scale is much larger and the format different than those typical of John Haley Bellamy, which were copied in large numbers. Bold size, individualized interpretation, and great surface make for a carving of particular note, especially in the present marketplace, where the number of high quality examples like this one seem to have rather swiftly become all but extinct.

Condition: Two surface cracks near the very tip of the curved upper beak were filled and the surrounding paint professionally restored.
   
Primary Color: dark brown, black
Earliest Date: 1870
Latest Date: 1900
For Sale Status: Sold
Price SOLD
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