19th Century Weathervane/ Trade Sign
This cow represents a sign that was hung on a farm and was also used for weather forecasting. The milking cow displays horns which is true to form. Most milking farmers chose to cut the horns back as to not harm the large herd. The piece is nailed together using multiple antique pine boards salvaged from a property located in upstate New York, circa 1850. The large directional tail was constructed using two corbels salvaged from a farmhouse circa 1890 located in upstate New York. The piece is painted in numerous layers of buttermilk paint to give the piece a well-worn appearance.