Antique Victorian era Black Forest hand carved wood animalier / trophy style wall shelf mount. Decorated with a solid wood carved bust of a hound dog, a striking visual ready for the hunt. On a plaque flanked on either side by clusters of acorns, oak leaves and vines. Enhanced with a solid hand carved scroll bracket to the center and further decorated with leaves carved under the shelf. No detail goes amiss with this piece. Nicely dimensional carving. The hound's head is rendered realistic with anatomically correct features, beautifully detailed fur and foliage. A beautiful Black Forest carved wall shelf, perfect to display figurines, picture frames or a small clock on the wall. And great to have among a collection of other Black Forest carvings, especially with a hunting theme with game: bears, birds, deer and rabbits. We have a similar shelf available separately in our shop, featuring a fox's head. Measures 14" height x 13 1/8" width x 7 7/8" deep. In good antique condition. There may be tiny nick or two on a leaf tip hidden among the intricate foliage and a couple of worm holes.