Carved from Lindenwood, the doghouse resting on a naturalistic plinth surrounded by birds and barrels, with two dogs peering out from their house, its pitched roof hinged and opening to reveal a compartment.
Swiss, Brienz Area, Circa 1890
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.