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Two Eagles

Two Eagles
Title
Two Eagles
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Col. and Mrs. Edgar Garbisch
Object Number 
1952.412ab
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group