A gorgeous late 1800s to earliest 1900s hand carved Black Forest jewelry box, hunt theme with a pair of exotic crested pheasants up top. This one is a real beauty. And but for the very tip of the beak on the upper fowl, I find no other flaws really.
Even the old original thick tuck/tufted red silk satin interior remains in beautiful form. Would be a lovely gift idea! Switzerland's carvers' artistry in full effect here.
Would have surely been a beloved souvenir of someone's Grand Tour, c. No key at listing time but the lock appears to be fully functioning and complete. We'll try to match a key but as of pricing/listing, without one. If you've followed us for a while you know I'm a big fan of the old hand carved "Black Forest" items that come to us from 19th century Switzerland, Germany, parts of France and Italy, where they pleased the Grand Tour tourists and still please us all today. These hand carved treasures range from whimsical small bears to large and elaborate mantel clocks, wall clocks, wall plaques showing the most awesome anatomical studies of stag, fowl, "fruits of the hunt".I've got more to list so look through the vast collection. I've just used quite a few piece in our own 2nd home decoration , Rocky Mountains location, and love the look as well as the heritage since my own ancestors hail from that region and others. The pieces work well in Country Manor, French Country, Ski Lodge or Hunt Lodge and even in a den or office. Everything from a pocket watch case to huge plaques - from needle and thread holders to cigar caddy - these decorative objects survive today a testament to the artisan's craft of carving wood. Very good to excellent condition throughout. I find no chips or cracks to report other than the very tip of the upper pheasant (cock). All those legs and long tail feathers are wonderful, and the original red silk satin lining inside is brilliant and in fine form.
The birds in particular are superb on this one. A pair of crested pheasants, brilliantly carved as an anatomical study. The box is raised on legs and there's a heart carved into the vines at the escutcheon.The old lock is there but at listing time we do not have a working key. If that changes, we'll annotate our listing into. But priced today with no key. Measurements are all noted directly on our photos. Our photos are large and clear. We do expect our customers to review them all, evaluate the item based on both our description and our images. Thanks for all the compliments - we love what we do!
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The item "Antique Hand Carved Black Forest Jewelry Box, Chest, Casket, Pheasants, 9.25" is in sale since Friday, November 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Boxes". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.