BISMARCK Otto von, German chancellor. A finely-carved mid-19th century oak Bavarian beer barrel stand, standing at over one meter in height, gifted to Chancellor Bismarck, ex-museum piece.Original carved oak beer barrel stand, with claret red velvet-covered rests. Size: height - 117cm / width - 67cm / depth - 61cm. Solid wooden piece weighing approx. Good to fair overall condition. Vintage piece with minor overall knocks and other flaws commensurate with the its age. Some scuffing, scratches and bumping to wood, including the eagle heads on each corner of the rests. Velvet quite worn, with a few small holes.
Some small wooden roundels have fallen off and are no longer present. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. It is presumed that this ornately-carved wooden beer barrel stand was gifted to German chancellor Otto von Bismarck in the mid to late 19th century. It was at one time part of the Bismarck Museum collection in Schönhausen, which held numerous other gifts and artifacts belonging to the chancellor. A master-craftsman has carved the stand with eagle heads, armorial shields and other decoration.
A truly stunning piece, which could be repurposed perhaps as a hat or cloak stand. Provenance: This barrel stand was originally part of the Bismarck Museum collection on the Schönhausen estate in Saxony-Anhalt, north-east Germany. Much of the collection was confiscated by the Soviets at the end of WWII, and the estate's castle demolished.
A Bismarck museum was re-established in 1998. The item "19th century German oak BEER barrel stand finely hand-carved ex BISMARCK museum" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Stands". The seller is "kernoozers" and is located in Ascot.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.