Superb 14 Wide HC Black Forest Jewelry Box, Casket, 4 Layers, Drawers, Birds. Superb 14 Wide HC Black Forest Jewelry Box, Casket, 4 Layers, Drawers, Birds, VGC. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. A fine mid to late 1800s hand carved jewelry casket in 4 tiers, Black Forest Animalier movement era, with a pair of birds up top and wonderful carvings on every panel.
Elegant carved cabriole legs raise it to a full 12.5" tall when closed, and it is 14" at widest. The top lifts, 6 hinged compartments swing open as you see in our images. The old interior lining remains inside and is very good. No loss, no stain nor odors. Plus this one has a working lock and the old original key.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 condition, with flaws notable in the replacement head to the bird as you see them.
I can tell you both heads are restorations and there is a slightly too-red stain that does show upon close inspection. We've tried hard to show it to you in our photos for review.
The upper tips of the carved leaves behind the birds have also been chipped off. Other than those flaws, I don't see anything to report. The balance of this large and impressive carved wood casket is without chip, warp, crack or damage. A lovely larger sized one, displays beautifully. Measurements also noted directly on the photos for your review.
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_gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Superb 14 Wide HC Black Forest Jewelry Box, Casket, 4 Layers, Drawers, Birds" is in sale since Monday, January 29, 2018.
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.