Early Wooden Weathervane

Early wooden weathervane in the style of Black Hawk, a famous Morgan race horse in the 1830's and 40's that was memorialized in high end metal vanes later in that century. This vane was probably copied from such a vane by a man of lesser means, painted as a pinto and used for many years on his barn or house. He was a talented woodworker and employed interesting joinery and finely carved and gilded horseshoes. There is some expected paint loss and shrinkage of some joints from the weather. The tail was somewhat loose and has been re-secured. 26" L x 17" H (to top of head) x 1" thick. We made a simple stand for display, although it also looks very good hanging on the wall. Excellent American folk art. (CB-28)

$495
 
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Early Wooden Weathervane
 
Early Wooden Weathervane

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