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The Doghouse: A Black Forest Coquetier

Description

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

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.
 

REF No. 9484

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