A Mid 19th Century Ship's FigureHead
Mid 19th century English ship's figurehead. Fine classical full figure in stepping position of a young women in a period gown with a brooch at the neckline. She holds a rose in her right hand. A shawl in her left hand is draped across her back over the lacing board to her right arm. The original mounting ("drift") pin is intact and protrudes at the back of the lacing board. Polychrome English figurehead circa 1850 - 1860 on a custom made pedestal. Height on stand 52 in. Condition is very good with early vintage surface.