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Antique Hand Carved Black Forest Match Holder, Wall Plaque, Fruits of the Hunt: Hare or Rabbit
Carved in lighter wood than many of the old Black Forest items we get, this match stand wall plaque bears the wonderful visage of a hare, a rabbit, in a "fruits of the hunt" scene. It is 9" long, perfect for matches by the mantel or in kitchen. I have one mounted on the end-cap of our cabinets and it always gets attention and gives the cabinets a custom look since it blends in with the old oak of our cabinetry. This one is being sold as a single, but we did buy this one with a matching mate with fox rather than rabbit, and so if you might want a pair of these, you'll need to search out the other one separately. You are buying only the hare in this offering.
Very good to excellent condition, I find not a single chip to report, no hairlines or shrinkage cracks. Freshly fed, the old wood is light and lovely and has a very light wax to keep it that way for a very long time. Measurements noted on the photos.
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If you've followed us for a while you know I'm a big fan of the old hand carved "Black Forest" items that come to us from 19th century Switzerland, Germany, parts of France and Italy, where they pleased the Grand Tour tourists and still please us all today. These hand carved treasures range from whimsical small bears to large and elaborate mantel clocks, wall clocks, wall plaques showing the most awesome anatomical studies of stag, fowl, "fruits of the hunt". I've got more to list so look through the vast collection. I've just used quite a few piece in our own 2nd home decoration , Rocky Mountains location, and love the look as well as the heritage since my own ancestors hail from that region and others. The pieces work well in Country Manor, French Country, Ski Lodge or Hunt Lodge and even in a den or office. Everything from a pocket watch case to huge plaques - from needle and thread holders to cigar caddy - these decorative objects survive today a testament to the artisan's craft of carving wood.
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San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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