Dimensions: H: 31.5 in / 79 cm | W: 17 in / 43 cmDescription
Expertly carved in Lindenwood, the shaped plaques, carved with oak leaves, depicting a chamois, ibex, birds, and hunting accoutrements, hung as trophies.
Brienz area, Switzerland, Circa 1880
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.
Blackman, Peter F. Black Forest Woodcarvings: The History of Swiss Brienzerware. Atglen, Pa: Schiffer Pub, 2009, pp. 231-233, showing related examples.