Eagles and Other Carvings

Below are some examples of past work with current prices to give you an general idea of what things cost.

Unless noted otherwise, all of the items below are made to order. Depending upon the size and complexity of the carving, delivery time varies between 2 and 6 weeks for most items. I require 50% down before I will begin work on your item. When the work is complete I will email you a photo of the completed item with a request for the balance plus shipping.

The items below are carvings I have already done, or carvings I have patterns already made. Most commissions involve some amount of design and custom requests. In these cases design and pattern creation will be included in the total price. Once I receive the deposit I will finalize the design and email a copy of it to you for final approval before I begin carving.

Wood and finish choices can dramatically effect price. Mahogany costs 2 to 3 times what white pine or basswood costs. Usually the wood is matched to the project, but where objects will be hung outside, some people choose the more durable mahogany. A basic painted finish is the least expensive. Gold leaf will add a minimum of $100, and for large carvings it can add $500 or more. If you plan on hanging your carving outside, there is no better finish than 23k gold leaf.

 

 

This is the iconic Bellamy Eagle. It is my best selling eagle. It is 25″ from wing tip to wing tip. The finish on this eagle is an aged finished. As shown, this eagle would cost $450. Without the aged finish, the cost is $400. With a gold leaf finish this eagle would cost $500.

 

 

This is another eagle patterned after an original by John Bellamy. It is about 30″ wide and has a lightly aged finish. The flags make a big difference in price. They are very time consuming to not only carve, but also to paint. This eagle, as shown would cost $850.

 

 

God Is Refuge Bellamy Eagle
God Is Refuge Bellamy Eagle
A faithful reproduction of John Bellamy's famous $600,000 eagle. Available in three standard sizes or any custom size you'd like. This one is a custom size of 40". Call or email for pricing of other sizes.

 

Vertical Bellamy Eagle with Flags
Vertical Bellamy Eagle with Flags
John Bellamy's masterpiece. His greatest two dimensional eagle. The unfinished eagle is pictured in a photo hanging on Bellamy's studio wall in Yvonne Brault Smith's book, "John Haley Bellamy, carver of eagles." The eagle is 32" tall and 26" wide. This eagle is ready to ship.
Available Qty: 1

 

 

 

 

This is one of my favorite eagles. I love the look and I enjoy carving it. I have one of these above the front door of my house with the builders name and year my house was built. This particular eagle is about 48″ wide and finished in 23k gold leaf. It is designed to be hung outside. I also carve these in a 30″ size for indoor use with either a stained or painted brown finish. As shown, this eagle is $3200.

 

 

This is a reproduction of an eagle recently sold at a major auction. It’s about 50″ long and carved from one piece of wood. It can be carved in any size. As shown, in distressed finish, $800.

 

 

An impressive eagle by John Bellamy. This eagle is 48″ wide. All one piece of wood except for the head which is glued on to add depth to the carving. As shown in aged finish, $2500.

 


War and Peace eagles by John Bellamy. Eagle facing right (left from your perspective) supposedly means peacetime. Eagle facing left (right from your perspective) supposedly means wartime. These are available singly or as a pair. Each eagle is 43″ wide. As shown in aged finish, $750 each or $1400 for the pair.

 

 

Lady Liberty Portrait Plaque
Lady Liberty Portrait Plaque
A portrait plaque with the bust of Lady Liberty. Bust was taken from an early American coin. 13" tall by 11" wide. This item is ready to ship
Available Qty: 1

 

George Washington Plaque
George Washington Plaque
A copy of a plaque of George Washington that was carved by Samuel McIntire. 16" tall by 11" wide. Natural wood with shellac finish. This item is ready to ship.
Available Qty: 1

 

George Washington Plaque
George Washington Plaque
A copy of a plaque of George Washington that was carved by Samuel McIntire. 16" tall by 11" wide. Painted in acrylic. This item is ready to ship.
Available Qty: 1

 

This is the standard Bellamy style eagle without the banner. It is finished in 23k gold leaf and features a very thin trailing tail carved at the end of the banner. The eagle is 25″ wide. As shown, $500

 

Life Sized Eagle Carved in the Round
Life Sized Eagle Carved in the Round
Full sized eagle carved in the round. Highly detailed carved feathers. Position is posed just as it is taking flight. Wings half open. Width wing tip to wing tip is 31", tail to beak is 24", height is 27". Eagle is mounted to walnut base. For more photos visit this link. Life Sized Eagle in the Round
Available Qty: 1

 

Ultra High Relief Carved Liberty Head From the Morgan Dollar
Ultra High Relief Carved Liberty Head From the Morgan Dollar
This is the Liberty head from the Morgan Dollar. It is carved from African Mahogany in ultra high relief. In other words, it's almost a full half head. It is 12" tall by 9" wide.

 

John Ruthven Eagle
John Ruthven Eagle
Eagle designed by con­tempo­rary nat­uralist and artist John Ruthven as a tribute to his late wife Judy Ruthven. They owned, restored and then donated the child­hood home of Ulysses S. Grant. Eagle is 36" wide. This eagle lacks detail on the feathers but has a very realistic head. Price is as shown in gold leaf. In basic paint price would be $1500. Aged, $1600.

 

Boston Carv­ing Com­pany Eagle

Another design orig­i­nally from the Artis­tic Carv­ing Com­pany of Boston. Avail­ble in three stan­dard sizes: 36″ @ $1500, 48″ @ $2500 and 64″ @ $4000. These prices are for basic lightly aged paint. Gold leaf and other fin­ish options are available.

Boston Carving Co. Style Eagle
Boston Carving Co. Style Eagle
This eagle has an overall width of 60 inches and a wingspan of 51 inches. It is a full four inches thick. Instead of the usual aged gold finish this eagle is finished with dye and linseed oil.

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