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Two Eagles

Object Number: 
1952.412a
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Lead
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 1/8 x 31 x 17 1/2 in. ( 56.2 x 78.7 x 44.4 cm )
Description: 
Two lead eagles, male and female, with heads facing right (male) and left (female), open beaks, and spread wings; each mounted on an octagonal plate with holes for bolting to gate post.
Gallery Label: 
There are other examples of this type of gate post at Westover, VA and Winterthur Museum. The gateposts are from a house in Kingston, N.Y.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Col. and Mrs. Edgar Garbisch
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group