H: 13.5 in / 34 cmDescription
A Pair of Black Forest Coat Hooks
Carved from solid Lindenwood, the cross-legged fox and rabbit dressed in Alpine garb, each having two horns acting as functional coat hooks.
Brienz Area, Circa 1890
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.
Arenski, Jay, Simon Daniels, and Michael Daniels. Swiss Carvings: The Art of the 'Black Forest' 1820-1940. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 2005, fig. 29. Illustrating a related fox in a private collection.
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