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Antique Swiss Wood-Carving, Family of Cows, Circa 1880-1900
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique Swiss carved Family of cows, Circa 1880-1900. Exceptional Art of wood-carving.
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Relief Wood Carving Nest Robber, Black Forest, ca. 1890
Located in Berghuelen, DE
the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in
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Antique Late 19th Century German Rustic Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Black Forest Carving "The Hunter" Attributed to Johann Huggler
By Black Forest
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
opened the Swiss wood carving school in Brienz, ca. 1870, where all the carvers learned the craft to
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Walnut

19th Century Large Swiss Folk Art Carving of a Leaping Bull
Located in Brecht, BE
A very large and extremely imposing 19th century Swiss Folk Art carving of a Leaping Bull. Formerly
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swiss Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Relief Woodcarving by Hermann Steiner Meran 19th Century
By Hermann Steiner
Located in Berghuelen, DE
the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Hand Carved Wood Bear Head Nutcracker Brienz Switzerland
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Hand Carved Wood Bear Head Nutcracker Brienz, Switzerland A wooden carved nutcracker with a bear
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Swiss alp calendar
Located in grand Lancy, CH
Swiss alp calendar
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Antique 1840s Swiss Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Paper

Swiss alp calendar
Swiss alp calendar
H 13.39 in W 8.67 in D 1.19 in
19th C. Black Forest Wall Mounted S Swiss Carved Wood Goat on a Plaque
Located in grand Lancy, CH
19th C. Black Forest Wall Mounted Carved Wood Goat on a Plaque
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Antique 1880s Swiss Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Great Wooden Carved Female Cattle Sculpture Brienz Switzerland ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
condition, horns restored (not visible). The tradition of wood carving in Brienz dates back to mid of the
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Finely Carved Wood Chamois Brienz, Switzerland, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner, in
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Hand Carved Black Forest Bear Spirit Decanter, Swiss, Circa 1920
Located in Ottawa, Ontario
A rare & amusing hand carved Lindenwood figure of a seated bear encasing its original glass liner, fitted with a removable head with amber colored glass eyes, the mouth fitted with a...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood, Glass

Finely Carved Wood Chamois Brienz, Switzerland, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
Swiss woodcarvers from the area of Brienz, ca. 1900. The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Whimsical Carving of a Dwarf with Snuffbox, 19th Century
Located in Berghuelen, DE
addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with
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Antique Mid-19th Century Unknown Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Wooden Micro Carving Plaque by Johann Rint ca. 1880
Located in Berghuelen, DE
well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner, in
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Decorative Art

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Wood

Antique Carved Wood Tobacco Pipe with Soldier Head
Located in Berghuelen, DE
to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Tobacco Accessories

Materials

Wood

19th Century Black Forest Carved Dinner Gong
By Black Forest
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
19th century Swiss Black Forest carved brass dinner gong suspended by two trees each having a
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Early 20th Century Swiss Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Finely Carved Statue of a Bull, Black Forest ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
: 11.02" (28.0 cm) Height: 5.12" (13.0 cm) Depth: 5.51" (14.0 cm) The tradition of wood carving in Brienz
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Black Forest Carved Cat Match Holder
By Black Forest
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
wood carving industry of Switzerland started in the town of Brienz. By the end of the 1800’s it had
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Black Forest Carved Candle Holder
By Black Forest
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
published. In the 1800’s the wood carving industry of Switzerland started in the town of Brienz. By the end
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Black Forest Carved Candle Holder
Black Forest Carved Candle Holder
H 8 in W 5 in D 3.5 in
Antique circa 1880 Super Rare Black Forest Hand Carved and Painted Whip Hook
By Black Forest
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this exceptionally rare, stunning, original circa 1880 Swiss
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Antique 1880s Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Antique Wood Box With Carvings, Interlaken, Swiss, 1900s
Located in Greven, DE
Antique box with beautiful carvings, around 1900. The top of the box is encarved with the flower of
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Early 20th Century Swiss Decorative Boxes

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Wood

Antique Wood Box With Carvings, Interlaken, Swiss, 1900s
Antique Wood Box With Carvings, Interlaken, Swiss, 1900s
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H 1.97 in W 7.88 in D 2.37 in
Antique Circa 1880 Pair of Super Rare Black Forest Hand Carved Dwarf Whip Hooks
Located in GB
Swiss made Black Forest wood, whip hooks of two Dwarfs These are a very very rare pair, the Dwarfs
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Antique 1880s Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

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Wood

Hand-Carved Swiss Black Forest Clock Plaque by Johann Huggler
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Swiss Wood Carving School in Brienz in Circa 1870, where all the carvers learned the craft to produce
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Wall Clocks

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Wood

Large Carved Wood Chamois Sculpture, Black Forest, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner, in
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Fine Carved Wood Chamois Family by Ernst Heissl, circa 1900
By Ernst Heissl
Located in Berghuelen, DE
from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Carved Wood Chamois Family by Ernst Heissl, Ebensee Austria, circa 1900
By Ernst Heissl
Located in Berghuelen, DE
well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner, in
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Finely Carved Wood Chamois with Glass Vase, Brienz, circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
. A very detailed and natural carving excecuted by one of the Swiss woodcarvers from the area of
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood, Blown Glass

A Wooden Carved Black Forest Weather Station with Eagle
Located in Berghuelen, DE
elaborate foliage carvings. Executed in Brienz, Switzerland around 1900. Very good condition, function not
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

Swiss Black Forest Eagle Carving 'Taking Flight'
By Black Forest
Located in Newark, England
Fine Swiss Black Forest eagle carving of substantial size. The eagle beautifully carved with
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Swiss Black Forest Eagle Carving 'Taking Flight'
Swiss Black Forest Eagle Carving 'Taking Flight'
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H 25 in W 23 in D 23 in
A Wooden Carved Black Forest Bear with Bowl ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
things, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

A Wooden Carved Black Forest Bear Desk Set ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

A Wooden Carved Black Forest Bear Desk Set ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Antique Wooden Carved Statue of a Young Fisherman
Located in Berghuelen, DE
from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Victorian Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Wooden Carved Victorian Lady Wall Plaque, circa 1920
Located in Berghuelen, DE
things, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

Outstanding Wooden Carved Fighting Stags by K. Bach, 1946
Located in Berghuelen, DE
, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

19th Century Swiss 'Black Forest' Carving a Dog Family
By Walter Mäder
Located in London, GB
of wood carving may be visited today. References: Arenski, Jay, Michael Daniels, and Simon
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Antique Photo Album with Wooden Carved Cover, Brienz ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
the old age. The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and fine art
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest More Desk Accessories

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Wood

A Wooden Carved Black Forest Bear with Glass Vase
Located in Berghuelen, DE
, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

A Lovely Carved Black Forest Bear for Sewing Utensils, Pierre Michel, Brienz
Located in Berghuelen, DE
good condition. The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and fine
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

A Wooden Carved Black Forest Bear with Brass Bowl ca. 1920s
Located in Berghuelen, DE
good condition. The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and fine
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

A Wooden Carved Black Forest Weather Station with Bird
Located in Berghuelen, DE
to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Wall-mounted Sculptures

Materials

Wood

Wooden Carved Black Forest Garden Fountain Water Spout 19th century
Located in Berghuelen, DE
artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Fountains

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Wood

Naturalistic Black Forest Carved Horse Sculpture by Vitus Madl, Germany
Located in Berghuelen, DE
artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Fine Carved Black Forest Statue of a Disabled Dog, Brienz circa 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
wood carving. The disabled long hair terrier is resting beside a stub with his crook on his legs. The
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Early 20th Century Swiss Rustic Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Antique Wooden Carved Crib Figurine of a Shepherd
Located in Berghuelen, DE
) Depth 16.93" (43cm) The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and
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Antique Mid-19th Century German Black Forest Figurative Sculptures

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Wood

Large Antique Photo Album with Wooden Carved Cover, Brienz ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Books

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Wood

Black Forest Wooden Carved Begging Dog, Brienz, ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
A whimsical Swiss wood carving. A long hair terrier is begging with his masters hat beside a basket
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

A Pair Carved Bavarian Board Chairs ca. 1900
Located in Berghuelen, DE
), Germany, ca. 1900. The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and fine
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Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Chairs

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Nutwood

A Pair Carved Bavarian Board Chairs ca. 1900
A Pair Carved Bavarian Board Chairs ca. 1900
H 37.8 in W 16.93 in D 15.75 in
Black Forest Wood Carving of an Ibex
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
An imposing ‘Black Forest’ wood carving of an Ibex, standing on a rocky outcrop with
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Antique 1880s Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Black Forest Wood Carving of an Ibex
Black Forest Wood Carving of an Ibex
H 39.77 in W 20.87 in D 12.6 in
Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Master Carving of a "Cow and Calf."
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique late 19th century swiss master carving of a "Cow and Calf." Signed, "Interlaken, Suisse.".
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Antique Late 19th Century Swiss Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Black Forest Wood Carving of a Mountain Goat
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A charming small ‘Black Forest’ wood carving of a mountain goat and her kids.    
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Antique 1890s Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Black Forest Wood Carving of a Mountain Goat
Black Forest Wood Carving of a Mountain Goat
H 10.63 in W 9.06 in D 5.91 in
Antique Wooden Carved Sculpture of a Folksy Countrywoman
Located in Berghuelen, DE
from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in
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Early 20th Century German Black Forest Models and Miniatures

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Wool

Swiss Brienz Black Forest Hand-Carved Wood Grizzly Bear
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
to the art of wood carving may be visited today. Literature; 'Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Swiss Brienz Black Forest Hand-Carved Wood Candle Holder
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
of wood carving may be visited today. Literature; 'Swiss Carvings, The Art of the Black Forest' by
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Black Forest Linden Wood Carved Swiss Bear Glass Eyes
By Black Forrest
Located in Cheltenham, GB
illustration of the well-known Swiss Black Forest Woodcarvings. In Brienz, wood carving has a long history that
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Antique 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Softwood

Cute Black Forest Carved Wood Bear Match Box Holder with Ashtray Brienz
By Black Forest, Brienz Switzerland
Located in Bad Säckingen, DE
craftsmanship regarding its fine carving, dating back to approximately 1880. Carved from linden wood with a
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Antique 1880s German Victorian Snuff Boxes and Tobacco Boxes

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Wood

Black Forest Mantle Carving "Antler's Clash"
By Black Forest
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Swiss Black Forest mantle carving of two fighting stags. Great mangle carving piece. Part of the
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Vintage 1920s Swiss Black Forest Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

Swiss Brienz Black Forest Hand-Carved Wood Bear Pipe Tobacco Holder Stand
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
museum devoted entirely to the art of wood carving may be visited today. Literature; 'Swiss Carvings
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

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Wood

Top Quality Carved Antique Swiss Black Forest Linden Wood Ibex Corner Shelf
Located in Lisse, NL
find. Anyone who is capable of hand carving an animal from the wild out of a log of wood and with such
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Wall-mounted Sculptures

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Wood

19th Century Black Forest Carving
Located in Martlesham, GB
A very rare superb quality 19th century black forest carving of an Arab riding a racing camel, the
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Antique 1880s Swiss Animal Sculptures

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Wood

19th Century Black Forest Carving
19th Century Black Forest Carving
H 17 in W 16 in D 8 in
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Swiss Wood Carvings For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of Swiss wood carvings for sale on 1stDibs. The range of distinct Swiss wood carvings — often made from wood, glass and paint — can elevate any home. There are all kinds of Swiss wood carvings available, from those produced as long ago as the 19th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of Swiss wood carvings to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Modern Swiss wood carvings are of considerable interest. Swiss wood carvings have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Black Forest and Johann Huggler are consistently popular.

How Much are Swiss Wood Carvings?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $4,091, while they’re typically $405 on the low end and $176,955 highest priced.
Questions About Swiss Wood Carvings
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are many methods and types of wood carving, including chip, relief, Scandinavian flat-plane, lovespoon, whittling and florentine. Each type uses different tools and can create decorative carvings on both display pieces and furniture. Browse a wide range of carved wood pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A Paete wood carving is a decorative wooden object produced by artisans in Paete, Philippines. In 2005, the village was officially dubbed the Woodcarving Capital of the Philippines due to the intricate sculptures and statues produced there. Shop a variety of wood art from some of the world’s top galleries on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jepara wood carving is the intricate wood carving art that comes from the city of Jepara in Indonesia. Artisans typically work with teak wood to create beautiful carved detail and scenes in a piece of furniture. Shop a collection of Jepara wood carvings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Chinese wood carving is a decorative object carved by hand by Chinese artisans out of local wood, such as nanmu, zitan, bomu or yinxing. This form of sculpture is sometimes called mudiao. On 1stDibs, find a range of Chinese wood carvings.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Japanese wood carving is an art form in which artists produce intricate figurines and other objects by cutting and shaping blocks of zelkova, camphor or paulownia wood. In Japanese, the artwork is known as inami. Find a selection of Japanese wood carvings on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    The difference between carving and sculpture is that carving is a carved object, whereas sculpture is the art of shaping figures or designs — because sculpture can involve adding material (i.e., working with plaster, creating a mold to be cast in bronze), it is considered “additive” versus the “subtractive” act of carving.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Bali, many different types of woods are used for carving. Some examples include albesia, crocodile wood, rain tree, hibiscus, jackfruit, teak, mahogany and sandalwood. On 1stDibs, you can shop a range of Balinese wood art, furniture and decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    What carved wood art is called depends on the type of piece. Three-dimensional pieces created by hand-carving wood are whittlings, while carvings into a flat piece of wood are reliefs. Shop a collection of wood art from some of the world's top galleries on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Bali, Indonesia, Jackfruit is considered the best wood when it comes to carving. Jackfruit is a medium hardwood, resistant to termite attacks and is easy to polish. You’ll find a variety of Indonesian carvings from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Antique carved wood can be identified by how it is made. Antique carvings were done by hand, so nicks and cuts will indicate carvings completed with a plane or knife. In addition, hand-carved wood will not be uniform or have perfect symmetry. Always works with a certified appraiser to determine the exact date and value of an item. Find a variety of antique carved wood furniture and decor on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 31, 2023
    What wood is used for African wood carvings varies. Iroko, mahogany and ebony are frequently chosen materials, but artisans may choose to work with whatever wood is available in their local areas. Shop a variety of African wood art from some of the world's top galleries on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    To tell if wood is hand-carved, first look for small marks in the wood that indicate hand tools were used to cut and shape the material. Hand-carved pieces may also have small irregularities, particularly along curved areas. However, it may be very difficult to tell the difference between machine-worked and hand-carved pieces in some cases. On 1stDibs, shop a range of wood furniture and decorative objects.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Carved African wood figurines were typically spiritual in nature and were primarily in human form. The wood figurines were carved using ebony, teak, mahogany and iron wood. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic African wood figurines from some of the world’s top sellers.