- Very early carved and gilded
eagle found in Pennsylvania. This eagle reportedly was removed
and saved from the wall of the Berks County courthouse in Reading,
Pennsylvania, in 1931 by a previous owner prior to a demolition
project to make way for a new courthouse. That courthouse, the
third and last one, was completed in 1932 and remains standing.
The original Berks County courthouse was built in 1761 and was
replaced by a second one in 1840. This carving could have been
installed on the courthouse wall in either the 18th or 19th century.
At some point in its lengthy history, the wings had breaks which
are only really noticeable from the back. Both wings are now
quite stable. Apprx. 15"T x 10"W. More photos available
upon request. (CJ-17)