The Chesapeake carving was inspired from a traditional Chesapeake. The patron desired a 5' eagle vs the standard 4' or 6' eagle and desired the wings to be more proud and I have added my carving style to her and changed her positioning and making her more proud and adding more details not in the traditional Chesapeake. The entire top wing area now flows behind her giving her more of a sculptural appearance. The head is carved in full to match her proud appearance. In carving her form and adding the back are we are then able to obtain more detail not available if I had not. The same for the banners. A short motto or saying can be carved into the banner instead of the present motto.
The eagle is created in Honduras Mahogany, the eagle surface is primed with 2 coats and finish with 4-6 coats of Interlux paint for each color and finished with 23xx gold German Leaf, to a gilded finish. The eagle will be installed with brass key hole slots into the back of the eagle surface. The stainless steel screws are include with the eagle for installation along with a hanging pattern. She is created for outside use and of course inside display, she will be flying indoors.