Here are a few of my favorites displayed in homes:
My friend Lori's 19th Cen Dexter Running Horse vane in her family room. I suggested Dexter go behind the sofa between the lamps from my shop (converted from antique French balusters). Dexter's silhouette looks especially handsome back lit.
Many famous racing horses were depicted on weather vanes based on the prints of Currier and Ives. Dexter, also known as King of the Turf, was a sensational racer. He is depicted below by C&I charging in mid air with his head down.
The famous Morgan trotter Blackhawk in Michelle's dining room. To read more about Michelle's home, go here.
The contrast between the fine creamware and Blackhawk's patina is particularly striking.
Standing on the mantel in Michelle's living room is this unusually small American gilded cow. I love the little horns.
In Linda and Kit's conservatory is this American crowing rooster, which is from the family home. Read more here.
In our home is this gilded copper Federal Eagle on top of a pedestal table. It perches above a sphere and directional arrow.
This rare English iron bannerette is in my shop.
I recently visited Dennis Raleigh Antiques in Wiscasset, Maine. I met Dennis, a specialist in folk art, years ago at an antiques show, and have purchased wonderful items from him.
Blackhawk and Smuggler Running Horse from Dennis.
A trio of quills most likely from libraries, school houses, etc. Left from Skinner and others from Christie's.
The "best of the best" in Jerry Lauren's Manhattan apartment as featured in Antiques and Fine Art. Above and below photos by Ellen McDermott.
A magnificent Leaping Stag from the Lauren collection.
Actress Candice Bergen's East Hampton dining room from Architectural Digest. Photo by Scott Frances.