Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's

Sweetpea Cottage is offering you the chance to own a wonderful carving from the Victorian era. We originally thought that this item was Black Forest in origin, but additional research suggests that it could also be Norwegian. (The Vesterheim Museum has a similar piece which they attribute to Norway and has collection inventory number [1967.047.003]. You can view it at the Vesterheim website.) Our compote is amazing both in terms of the execution of the piece and that it has survived so well over all of these years.

This one-of-a-kind long-stemmed compote was carved from two pieces of linden, or basswood. The basic shape was turned on a lathe and the details of the design were added by hand. The base is attached to the wooden bowl with wooden threads. It is hard to adequately describe the beautiful, delicate nature of the piece. It is extremely detailed and certainly took much patience and skill to complete. The cutouts on the base and bowl were all done by hand with a scroll saw. Around the base and bowl are designs that were added with punches. Original tool marks are visible. The piece stand 8 5/8 inches high. The bowl is 8 ½ inches in diameter and the base is about 6 1/4 inches wide. A thin layer of stain was originally applied in order to darken the wood to a walnut color. The surface is matte and shows the patina that wood slowly obtains with age. The condition is good and sound. There is no significant warping on this item. One area on the lip of the bowl that is approximately 1 inch long has lightened a bit where the stain has lifted off. It appears to have come in contact with water, perhaps, and the stain bled off. Even the threaded post is in excellent condition. Usually, wooden threads deteriorate as they start to split or break. That has not happened in this case. If you collect carved Black Forest or Scandinavian items, then you want this piece. It is one of a kind, most unusual, and in museum condition..

Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us via email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shipping for this item will be $12.00 within the U.S. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed. We ask our international buyers to complete their transactions using PayPal.

Item ID: AntVWC-380

Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's

Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's
Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's
Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's
Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's
Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's
Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's
Carved Wooden Pedestal Compote, 1880's

Sweetpea Cottage is offering you the chance to own a wonderful carving from the Victorian era. We originally thought that this item was Black Forest in origin, but additional research suggests that it could also be Norwegian. (The Vesterheim Museum has a similar piece which they attribute to Norway and has collection inventory number [1967.047.003]. You can view it at the Vesterheim website.) Our compote is amazing both in terms of the execution of the piece and that it has survived so well over all of these years.

This one-of-a-kind long-stemmed compote was carved from two pieces of linden, or basswood. The basic shape was turned on a lathe and the details of the design were added by hand. The base is attached to the wooden bowl with wooden threads. It is hard to adequately describe the beautiful, delicate nature of the piece. It is extremely detailed and certainly took much patience and skill to complete. The cutouts on the base and bowl were all done by hand with a scroll saw. Around the base and bowl are designs that were added with punches. Original tool marks are visible. The piece stand 8 5/8 inches high. The bowl is 8 ½ inches in diameter and the base is about 6 1/4 inches wide. A thin layer of stain was originally applied in order to darken the wood to a walnut color. The surface is matte and shows the patina that wood slowly obtains with age. The condition is good and sound. There is no significant warping on this item. One area on the lip of the bowl that is approximately 1 inch long has lightened a bit where the stain has lifted off. It appears to have come in contact with water, perhaps, and the stain bled off. Even the threaded post is in excellent condition. Usually, wooden threads deteriorate as they start to split or break. That has not happened in this case. If you collect carved Black Forest or Scandinavian items, then you want this piece. It is one of a kind, most unusual, and in museum condition..

Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us via email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. Once it is returned to us in a timely fashion and in original condition, then we will issue your refund. Shipping for this item will be $12.00 within the U.S. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed. We ask our international buyers to complete their transactions using PayPal.

Item ID: AntVWC-380

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