Carved Oak Eagle-form Podium, early 19th century, the spreadwing eagle with carefully carved body and feather details perched on a ball, the back with book support, on a metal base, ht. 28 1/2, wd. 30, dp. 29 in.
bowing to the wings, causing separation to the holder from the wings. There are also splits and separations to the ball at the base and the wing joints, with scuffs and abrasions throughout. The eagle is also standing on what appears to be a serpent, with the front half of the serpent missing
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