Swiss/German Black Forest 9" Hand Carved Figural Candle Holder For Sale
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Swiss/German Black Forest 9" Hand Carved Figural Candle Holder:
Vintage 1960's estate find in excellent condition, no chips or cracks, probably made for the tourist trade. The craftsmanship of wood carving is a traditional skill which put the Black Forest area famously on the world map. The early 1800’s saw the beginning of the wood carving industry in southern Germany and Switzerland. The kick start to the wood carving industry was believed to be brought on my a severe drought and famine which caused a desperate need to find new areas of revenue for the region. The Switzerland government supported and encouraged the timer industry to liaise with the traditional wood carvers of the area. Fast forward to the late 1800’s and wood carving schools were founded in southern Germany and Switzerland. By this time there were Black Forest wood carvings being exhibited in major exhibitions around the world. Wood Carving is no easy feat and often only the wealthy would adore these exquisite carvings of black forest animals, furniture and eventually clocks in their homes. No REASONABLE Offer Refused!!Related Items:
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