This is a hand-carved American folk eagle in the style of John Bellamy. This particular example includes a hand-painted banner on a staff, which reads "Welcome" in all capital letters.
The eagle supports a shield on its chest. The shield has a blue ensign with a gold star. Alternating red and white stripes complete the shield design.
The eagle is period painted and dates to the early 20th century. A charming piece of Americana.
Size: 9"x 24"