July 10, 2020 06:00 PM EDT Downingtown, PA


American carved and painted spread winged eagle

Monumental American carved and painted spread winged eagle ornament, ca. 1810, retaining an old yellow surface over remnants of original gilding and a period wrought iron fastening plate, 27" h., 57 1/2" w. The large size, construction, and carving make this exceptional eagle most likely from the workshop of Benjamin Rush (1756-1833). Provenance: Removed from the Dependable (formerly Eagle) Moving and Storage Company, Philadelphia and purchased at auction near Line Lexington in 2005.

Condition:Old chips to tips of wings, tail feathers and beak.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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