Fabulous PAIR of antique Victorian to early Edwardian era Black Forest hand carved "Fruits of the Hunt" themed 17 1/8" wall plaques, one featuring a large hare figure with powder horn or satchel and the other with a marvelous game bird with rifle! Both figures have a two toned glass eye on the outward facing side, always a lovely addition to the realism of the figural depictions. Each mounted on a carved plaque with pierced or reticulated outer 'branches'. Marvelous visual & decorative appeal!
If you've followed us for a while you know I'm a big fan of the old hand carved "Black Forest" items that come to us from 19th century Switzerland, Germany, parts of France and Italy, where they pleased the Grand Tour tourists and still please us all today. These hand carved treasures range from whimsical small bears to large and elaborate mantel clocks, wall clocks, wall plaques showing the most awesome anatomical studies of stag, fowl, "fruits of the hunt". I've got more to list so look through the vast collection. I've just used quite a few piece in our own 2nd home decoration , Rocky Mountains location, and love the look as well as the heritage since my own ancestors hail from that region and others. The pieces work well in Country Manor, French Country, Ski Lodge or Hunt Lodge and even in a den or office. Everything from a pocket watch case to huge plaques - from needle and thread holders to cigar caddy - these decorative objects survive today a testament to the artisan's craft of carving wood.
Very good condition. A few small nips to the carvings but no larger chips, breaks or repairs that I can see to the figures. One of the plaques, that of the bird, has a visible vertical line just to the left of the figure, surely where the original wooden panels were joined but it may have separated a bit at some point and been re-glued. See pictures for measurements.
Choosing a selection results in a full page refresh.
Press the space key then arrow keys to make a selection.
Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device