18" Tabletop Dove of Peace Weathervane
The final embellishment of George Washington's home, and perhaps its most distinguished feature is the "dove of peace" weathervane, which shines atop its cupola.
Washington designed and ordered the original weathervane after returning home from the war in 1787. It was fabricated of copper in Philadelphia by architect Joseph Rakestraw according to Washington's design. In a letter to Rakestraw, Washington wrote "I should like to have a bird (in place of the vane) with an olive branch in its Mouth..." This centuries-old symbol of peace would have held special meaning for the man who endured the hardships of war to win his country's independence.
This small scale version of the Mount Vernon weathervane is 18 inches total in height, from the base to the top wing. The dove's width is 12.5 inches long, and can swivel on its post. Comes securely packed in foam, disassembled with instructions.
This tabletop sized weathervane makes for a stand-out centerpiece for a holiday dinner or get together. The metal has a brushed finish for a rustic effect, and can compliment many styles of décor. When it needs to be stored, it can easily disassemble to become compact.
Not intended for outdoor use.