Dimensions: H: 75 in / 190 cm | W: 30.5 in / 77 cm | D: 20 in / 50 cmDescription
A Black Forest Sculpture of an Eagle on Stand
Constructed in naturalistically carved lindenwood, the raptor, with glass eyes and wings in the displayed position, perches on a rockwork base set on an octagonal platform, upon a later circular column.
Brienz Area, Circa 1880
Brienz, Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
Brienz, in 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 Swnd 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, pp. 88-90 illustrating related examples.