This is a pair of finely carved Black Forest deer in almost perfect condition from the 19th Century. They are quite large at just under 14 in height. The detailing on the faces, hair, legs etc. Is a masterclass in the art of carving.
Each deer is carved from a single block. The wood is probably Linden wood (Lime) which was the preferred choice of the Swiss carver due to its lack of grain and low density. The deer are shown standing on rocks and though they were clearly carved as a pair there are subtle differences which gives each deer its own character.
Dimensions: 35cm height x 20cm width. Condition: Overall, the condition of these deer is excellent. One of the ears on one of the deer shows signs of having been re-glued and there are a few fine shrinkage cracks here and there but none of any consequence.The item "Large pair of finely carved Black Forest deer, 19th Century" is in sale since Monday, September 14, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Woodenware\Carved Figures/Models". The seller is "123torr" and is located in Tunbridge Wells. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Kuwait, Qatar, Viet nam, Philippines.