Impressive antique Victorian era Swiss or German Black Forest hand carved smoker's stand or tobacco jar, a Medieval tower or castle with glass lined match holder, amazing detail and wonderful visual & decorative appeal! We've had only a few of these Black Forest castle themed pieces and they always sell quickly. Having only a few over the 20+ years we've been in the business tells you how relatively rare they are. This one wonderful with the detail throughout and only a few small signs of its age evident. Don't miss it!
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 chip to the small spire and a few small chips or nips elsewhere but, as you can see, this one is fabulous. I just love that stairway curving up the right side! See pictures for all measurements.
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