A Sensational Carved ‘Black Forest’ Bear Bench
An extremely rare example of Lindenwood carved with extraordinary skill, the rectangular seat supported by two free-standing bears and a larger central bear flanked by two conifers. Each with realistic carved fur, wax patination to render the nuances, and inset with realistic glass eyes.
Brienz, circa 1890
Only a handful of the most accomplished Swiss carvers were able to produce works of this calibre to this degree of realism. A rare-to-the-market example.