"FOLK ART ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENT FROM THE B.P.O.E. CLUB, SHARON, PENNSYLVANIA" (Probably late 19th century)

Approximate maximum dimension: 48 inches (height from tip of antler to bottom), 45 inches (width from tip to tip of antlers).

Materials: zinc and copper with colored glass eyes, remnants of rust colored paint. Age appropriate outdoor wear with some abrasions, small holes, etc. Excellent condition for a piece that hung outside for years. Originally the piece was wired for electricity and had light bulb sockets on tips of antlers; otherwise, excellent condition with age appropriate wear.

The piece was an architectural ornament attached to the front of The Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks building, Sharon, Pennsylvania. Most of these pieces were painted in a rust colored paint; this piece is covered in remnants of this paint. A copy of an old postcard, ca. 1940's, illustrating the building with the ornament on the front when it had its' full complement of paint is available.

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