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A splendid late 19th century (1800s) hand carved Black Forest cigar cabinet, chest, presentation or service box with a pair of Animalier era master-carved foxes up top. The foxes are a personal favorite for me, though others love the stags, bear, other animals. The Fruits of the Hunt themes are also popular, but this is the first of these we've ever found with a pair of foxes, so thrills me to offer it. All of the original interior cigar trays remain with the chest and will hold a total of 55 cigars, as each wooden shelf has recesses for 11. There is some slight warp to a few of the shelves, which you can review in our photos. No breaks, no restorations. Each slides smoothly and well into the grooved slot construction of the interior.
Very good condition for age and type, with a really beautiful old patina to the exterior carved wood cabinet that is light, perhaps Lindon wood, or a lighter walnut. The interior of the chest is a more raw old wood without any finish, and contrasts beautifully when opened to serve. Perfect for rustic, cabin, lodge, Country French or English manor decor. You can see that there is an imperfection to one of the fox ears, very light chip to the outer rim of it that doesn't really hinder the anatomy but bears mention. Also, looks like an old restoration to the uppermost figure who seems to have perhaps broken quite cleanly at the tail, hip, front legs and that flora stand behind it, and been nicely reattached at some point in time. I didn't do any stain touch-up there at all so you could see it, but a tiny bit of touch-up will remove it from visibility almost entirely. Quite cleanly done, it doesn't detract. We have taken it into consideration in our price, however and so a lovely deal on this one to be had. Measurements: 10.75" tall when closed; 11.75" widest and 7.75" front to back. Nice sized and holds, as noted, 55 cigars.
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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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Antique Black Forest Desk Cigar Cabinet, Chest, Box, Presentation Server - not Humidor, Two Fox up Top
$822 USD SOLD
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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