This very unusual Black Forest carved item is a souvenir box from the town of Gmunden in Austria. Inside the miniature box there is a set of 20 carved bone domino tiles and 4 dice. Each domino and dice has been carved with the number dots and painted. The upper surface of the box is carved with a flowing vine that looks like some form of ivy. Scrolling across the center of the top is the word “Gmunden.” To open the box either end can be pushed so that the tray of dominoes and dice come out the other end. The box measures 3 1/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches by 3/4 inch. The dominoes each measures 11/16 inch by 3/8 inch and slightly less than 1/8 inch thick. The dice are 3/8 inch cubes. The condition of the piece is excellent. It is structurally solid with a very tiny crack appearing at one edge. This crack has not weakened the piece at all and is so insignificant that one can hardly notice it. The wood is walnut and has the usual minor scratches and abrasions that come from light use over time.
This is a wonderful and rare item. If you are looking for a unique piece to add to a collection of Black Forest carvings, then this is for you. Chances are slim that you will ever find another one, especially in this nice condition. Sweetpea Cottage stands behind everything that we sell. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, then you can return it for any reason. We will refund the full purchase price minus shipping charges. We ask that you notify us via email within 3 days of receiving your purchase that you intend to return it. It should then be returned to us within 5 days. After we receive it in original condition, then we will issue your refund minus shipping. Shop with confidence with us and you will never be disappointed.