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Woodcarving (eagle)

Woodcarving (eagle)
Woodcarving (eagle)
ca. 1865
Wood, paint
Overall: 12 1/2 x 17 1/8 x 10 in. ( 31.8 x 43.5 x 25.4 cm )
Carved wooden eagle with brown textured body spotted with gold paint, yellow crown, and red and yellow beak; wings are carved separately and have cross-hatching on upper surface; eagle stands on round green base.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
Black, Mary C., "Make believe and make do: American children's toys," Antiques, December 1962, pp. 620-623. Christensen, Erwin O., Early American Wood Carving. Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1952, pp. 104-105. Christensen, Erwin O., The Index of American Design. New York, Macmillan, 1950, pp. 135-137. Flower, Milton E., "Wilhelm Schimmel and Aaron Mountz wood carvers," [exhibition catalog], Williamsburg, Va. : Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Collection, 1965. Lichten, Frances, Folk Art of Rural Pennsylvania. New York, C. Scribner's sons; London, C. Scribner's sons, ltd., 1946. p. 115. Robacker, Earl F., "Pennsylvania German Wood Carvings," Antiques, June 1946, pp. 369-371.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group