This is a hand-carved and painted American folk eagle in the style of John Bellamy. The eagle is depicted looking to its right. The artist, unknown, carved the eagle with exceptional detail, especially in the eagle's wings.
The eagle is depicted clutching a patriotic U.S. shield on its chest. The shield is comprised of a blue ensign with three stars, and alternating red and white vertical stripes.
Both the eagle and shield are period hand-painted, with original gilt. The eagle dates from the early to mid 20th century.
Size: 13 1/2" H x 33" W x 3 1/2" D.