An exceptional carved linden wood

An exceptional carved linden wood "Black Forest" love seat

Code: 10092


W: 137.5cm (54.1")H: 86.5cm (34.1")D: 46cm (18.1")

£38,000.00 Approx $47979.8, €43829.3

An outstanding example of a mid 19th century carved limewood (lindenwood) fairy tale "Black Forest" love seat bench, carved throughout with bears and forest boughs. This early example of the Swiss wood carvers of Brienz is in the best early tradition of their finest work. Predating the kitch "musical bands" or later crudely carved fierce bears it is beautifully detailed while respecting the character of the bears in a natural and sympathetic manner, with original untouched patina throughout

Swiss circa. 1865