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Eagle ornament from the staircase at Carlton House
Museum number: M440
This eagle is a pair with M431. See also the further pair of variant eagle ornaments, also from Carlton House, M258 and M282.
Soane records in his 1835 Description that the two pairs of plaster eagle ornaments M258, M282 and M431 and M440, 'formerly made part of the architectural decorations of Carlton House, and were preserved when that superb structure, with the noble portico in front, and one of the most classical vestibules in Europe, leading into a highly decorated staircase, and suite of magnificent apartments, were demolished'.
Sir J. Soane, Description, 1835, p.31
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