H: 17 in / 43 cm | W: 16 in / 40.5 | D: 8.5 in / 21.5 cm
A Pair of Carved Lindenwood Wall Étagères
from the Black Forest
Carved from Bernese Lindenwood, the pair of wall shelves supported by intricately carved brackets incorporating branches, leaves and characteristic three-dimensional busts of bulldogs.
Brienz, 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.