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A PAIR OF CARVED GILTWOOD EAGLE WALL BRACKETS
A PAIR OF CARVED GILTWOOD EAGLE WALL BRACKETS

AMERICAN, PROBABLY BOSTIN, CIRCA 1815

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A PAIR OF CARVED GILTWOOD EAGLE WALL BRACKETS
American, probably Bostin, circa 1815
Each with carved rectangular surface above a carved spread-winged eagle with head bent slightly down, standing on a rocky plinth
12½in. (2)

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These boldly carved and vigorously formed eagle brackets are among the finest examples to survive from the early 19th century. The finely articulated surfaces and stance of the eagles with slightly downward cast heads and one wing dipping slightly below the other imbue these brackets with a sense of movement and dynamism seldom encountered in the form. Microanalysis confirms they are composed of white pine, supporting the American attribution.
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