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A Pair of Carved Wall Étagères from the Black Forest

H: 17 in / 43 cm  |  W: 16 in / 40.5  |  D: 8.5 in / 21.5 cm

 

Description

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
 

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. 9480

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