Rare and important Victorian black walnut historical shelf. It features a carved bust of General George McClellan in the center. There are “C” scroll carvings on each side of the bust. A carved eagle standing on a globe is below that. The top has an American shield set within a banner with incised stars. The famous Kittery Maine carver John Haley Bellamy carved this during the Civil War. A great piece of Victorian Civil War Americana art!
Circa: 1865. Dimensions: 17″ H x 11.5″ W x 6″ D. Condition: Good original finish with a rich patina. There is are two minor age cracks in the carving of the frame. Price: $3250.