Black Forest folk art, oftentimes being mistakenly believed to have originated in Germany, actually began in the Swiss village of Brienz in the early 1800s. By the end of that century, the craftsmen who created these pieces had become world-renowned artists. Their pieces became symbols of luxury and wealth for the European elite and for world travelers of the time. To this day, Black Forest carvings are highly prized and sought after, adding a bit of old-world-hunting-lodge aesthetic to homes around the world.
This Black Forest wall-shelf was crafted towards the end of the 1800s, during the peak of Black Forest's heyday. It features an Ibex holding up a small platform and is surrounded by oak leaves.
This piece measures 9.75" tall x 9.5" wide x 6" in depth, and is is really great condition except for the fact that it has lost two of the oak leaves which were originally a part of the very bottom of the carving (only the single center leaf remains today).
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