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A Pair of Large Black Forest Game Plaques

H: 37 in / 93 cm  |  W: 24 in / 60 cm

Description

A Pair of Large Black Forest Game Plaques

Expertly carved in Lindenwood, the shaped plaques, carved with oak leaves, depict a buck and a roe deer, a hare and fox, hung as trophies.
Brienz area, Switzerland, Circa 1880

Literature

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 shows a virtually identical pair on pp 87, attributed to Johann Flück.

REF No. 8634

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