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Harpy

The Harpy originates in greek mythology, it is depicted as a winged spirit beast. Although it could be said that that is the original inspiration behind our harpy here at Jack Badger, we prefer our more harmless Oak Harpy. The Harpy was carved as a finial for an Oak newel post, and the design is based on a pitch pine Harpy produced in France as a beam end, some time between the 1450 - 1500. Finials are more traditionally in simple shapes, such as a ball or an acorn, but when the owner gave us the oppertunity to do something so fantastic we could not resist! At the moment this harpy is still undergoing work, but more images will follow as soon as she is completed!

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