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An Antique Black Forest Stick Stand

Dimensions:  |  H: 29 in / 74 cm

Description

A Well Carved ‘Black Forest’ Bear Cub Walking Stick Stand

Constructed in Linden wood, the cub, having glass eyes, acts as an umbrella stand, and rises from a naturalistic rockwork base, inset with a drip pan.
Black Forest Circa 1890

Provenance

Brienz, in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland was remarked upon in Baedeker’s Travel Guide, as having a population of 2400, of whom 600 persons were employed as woodcarvers, to supply the tourists to Switzerland with mementos of the tour. A museum devoted entirely to the art of wood carving may be visited today.

Literature

Literature; ‘Swiss Carvings , The Art of the Black Forest’ by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 show similar examples

REF No. 9225

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