A Carved Black Forest Bear Armchair

A Carved Black Forest Bear Armchair

A Carved Black Forest Bear Armchair

Date & Origin c. 1890, Switzerland
Dimensions
H
98 cm (38 inc)
W
53 cm (20 inc)
D
57 cm (22 inc)
Provenance 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.
Description
A 'Black Forest' Bear Armchair
Firmly Attributed to Peter F. Trauffer of Luzern

Constructed in a very well patinated and carved lindenwood, his head to dexter, having glass eyes, with monochrome naturalistic highlights; the seat scratch etched.
Literature
Literature; 'Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest' by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, published by The Antique Collectors Club 2004 shows similar examples on pp 134/135, and notes the article under item 1775 of their catalogue.

Medium
Lindenwood
Condition
Excellent
Stock Code 8944
P.O.A
Dimensions
H
98 cm (38 inc)
W
53 cm (20 inc)
D
57 cm (22 inc)
Description
A 'Black Forest' Bear Armchair
Firmly Attributed to Peter F. Trauffer of Luzern

Constructed in a very well patinated and carved lindenwood, his head to dexter, having glass eyes, with monochrome naturalistic highlights; the seat scratch etched.
Stock Code 8944

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