A Black Forest Coat Hook

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Object Description

A Black Forest Coat Hook

Carved from solid Lindenwood, the cross-legged fox with glass-inset eyes brushing a horn, the second horn extending out from below his furry tail.
Brienz Area, Circa 1890

Object Literature

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.

References:

Arenski, Jay, Simon Daniels, and Michael Daniels.¬†Swiss Carvings: The Art of the ‘Black Forrest’ 1820-1940. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors’ Club, 2005, fig. 29. Illustrating a related example.

Object Condition

Excellent condition

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