Fabulous PAIR of antique Victorian era Black Forest hand carved epergne or candle holders, candlesticks, 8 5/8" tall with rare hound or dog and Fox figures, both in wonderful condition! One lost tree branch over the dog and a small nip or two elsewhere but, as you can see, these are both wonderfully preserved with their age considered. Rare figures, the dog and fox, can be positioned to be facing each other and would be great fireplace mantel or dining table decorative accents. Add some glass bobeche like we've shown in the images and they're a lovely pair of candlesticks or, if you happen to find some fine old cut glass epergne flutes... In any event, a charming pair here, don't miss them.
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.
Very good condition. A missing tree branch on the dog piece and a few small chips but in otherwise great shape. One of the legs has some slight splitting on the underneath end but all are stable, no wobbling. See pictures for measurements.
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Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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