Featured Item - July 2016
Railroad steam engines in the late 19th century were often decorated with ornaments. This eagle is made of cast iron, approximately 1870 and is similar to one pictured in AMERICAN FOLK SCULPTURE by Robert Bishop, p. 76. It was probably attached above the number plate. This eagle has the letter "N" enclosed within a shield like design which may be a symbol of the railroad.
Folk Art : Folk Art is a general term and includes many sub categories. The collection of Folk Art at Axtell Antiques is extensive. We are constantly adding items to our collection and listing them on our web site.
Previously featured item : Hanging Yellow Wall Box
An exceptional New York State Wall box made of pine and fastened with hand forged nails. Vew 'Hanging Yellow Wall Box' details.