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A Substantial 'Black Forest' Mantle Clock in the manner of Ed Binder of Brienz

H: 43.5 in / 110 cm  |  W: 30 in / 76 cm  |  D: 14 in / 35 cm

Description

Constructed in carved lindenwood, having a trapezoidal form naturalistically carved base; over, a deer and a fawn, standing on a rocky outcrop, are viewed by an eagle, with outstretched wings; the clock having an eight day movement, striking on a bell.
Circa 1900

Provenance

Brienz, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland

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 tourist trade to Switzerland with mementos of the tour. A museum devoted entirely to the art of wood carving may be visited today.

Literature

'Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest' by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 for similar, but smaller examples.

REF No. 8889

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