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Lot 235: After John Haley Bellamy (American, 1836-1914), Last quarter 19th century
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
After John Haley Bellamy (American, 1836-1914)
Last quarter 19th century
A monumental carved pine frigate bowsprit in the form of an eagle with outspread wings, together with carved wood base.
L: 90, H: 60 in.
Exhibited and purchased at "Eagles of the Sea," Palm Beach, Florida, December 1983.
Condition Report: Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.
Notes: Modeled after an eagle depicted on the cover of Life magazine for the article "America''s Arts and Skills: the Traditions that Shaped U.S. Taste", April 18, 1955.