- Issuer / Manufacturer:Black Forest
- Period:End of 19th century / 1900
- Country of Origin:Switzerland (Brienz)
- Dimensions (H x W x D):60 x 32 x 10 cm
- Weight:1,5 Kg
- Materials:Carved Wood
- Belgium Delivery:Free
- International Delivery:On request
"Hunting trophy", stag and pheasant carved wood, h: 60 cm.
Black Forest carving, rather from Switzerland, Brienz region, dating from the end of the 19th century.
Preconceived ideas are hard to come by. Coat racks, umbrella stands, hat racks and wooden trinkets featuring bears and hunting animals are still often attributed to the workshops of the Black Forest, one of the animal's territories in Europe. Yet there is clear evidence that these delightfully kitsch furnishings, which have remained stable year after year, were made from the middle of the 19th century onwards by the inhabitants of the Brienz region in Switzerland. They were originally intended to occupy the long winter evenings. They were soon in great demand by tourists. The craftsmen, understanding the benefits they could draw from them, became artists in order to better capture the animal (and the feathered and furry hunting game, such as roe deer, doe, hare, fox, ibex, capercaillie, partridge, etc.) in its veracity, in the way it was meant to be seen and in the way it was meant to be seen. ) in its veracity, sometimes giving it a human appearance... Until the First World War, from which these bears did not recover, they made the honey of this corner of the mountain.