An American late century carved and polychromed wooden ship's figurehead, modelled as a classical female figure holding a palm and set on a tapering stem carved in relief with a nautical emblem and scrolls and set on an oaking fixing bracket (repainte
century ship's figurehead of a woman wearing a helmet with plumage. Carved details include a flowing red drapery with gold knot detail. Some cracking and splitting. Rear has four heavy mounting brackets.