Vintage Cast Iron Bald Eagle Bookends, circa 1950s

Offered is a pair of cast iron eagle bookends from the 1950s. These bookends each feature a perched eagle with large tucked wings. The eagles' heads look to the right. The details on the wings and talons are distinctive. The bookends are sturdy and will hold up to heavy books.

The eagle motif in décor and folk art has widely been used throughout much of US history and is brimming with meaning. Eagles in decorative and folk art became wildly popular and could be found on ordinary household items from tabletop items, to embroidery,  to furniture. This deeply-rooted symbol is still relevant today and is closely tied to the idea of strength, freedom, and wisdom.


Overall good condition. Some light discoloration along the base and light chipping. 6 lbs, 8oz. Dimensions: 6 5/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1 3/4" D each.

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