NOTE: pocket watch is shown only for ambiance and is not included with the carved wood watch holder shown here.
Hand carved 19th century Swiss Black Forest pocket watch stand, holder, beautifully preserved as you can see. The theme of the hunt evident in the pair of a game bird, a hen and 2 chicks in this case.. A wonderful one. These served as a night time bedside watch stands to make the watch into a clock close at hand. The hook on this one is missing. You will need to work out a small wire hook, or trust us to do so for you (just ask).
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. I can see a tip of one leaf frond is chipped off. Otherwise I see nothing by way of a flaw to report other than it needs a thick wire bent and inserted as the watch hook (simple to do, but we want you to know it will not be original).
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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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