Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 11

19th Century Black Forest Carved Bear Motif Wood Box with Swing-Out Compartment

$1,895

About

This unusual antique Black Forest box features a pair of fully dimensional bears cavorting at the base of a tree stump. The mother and cub have been finished with a high level of detail including glass eyes in the larger bear's head. The bears are positioned at the center of the box's hinged lid which lifts to provide access to a rectangular compartment lined in blue velvet. The compartment is hinged at one side and swings out to reveal a slightly larger rectangular storage area at the base which is also lined in blue velvet. The box has been constructed to appear as if the piece is a miniature chest with two graduated drawers stacked atop one another. Each of the faux drawer fronts bear a disc-shaped turned handle at the center flanked by carved leaves and flowers, all of which are set on a stippled ground. The sides of the box are also decorated with carved flowers and foliage. The box is in very good original condition showing appropriate signs of age consisting of nicks and scratches to the surface. The lid of the box sits squarely on the base and is securely attached to the body, as is the hinged swing-out compartment. The blue velvet lining found in the interior of the compartments has evidence of slight discoloration and minor separation from the walls, but no rips or tears. The box stands 5.5" tall to the top of the larger bear's head and measures 5.5" by 3.25" at the base. The top compartment's interior measurements are 3.825" by 2" by 1" while the lower compartment is 4.25" by 2.25" by 1.25". This charming antique bear motif wood box would be a wonderful addition to a collection of fine Black Forest carving or works equally well displayed on its own. A lovely and useful piece.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)Width: 3.25 in. (8.26 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Black Forest (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa Late 19th Century
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1126055101stDibs: LU1191217093921

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Cincinnati, OH
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2011
1stDibs seller since 2015
82 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

19th Century Black Forest Carved Bear Hall Stand, Three Bears Coat Stand
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
This is a very impressive piece dating from the turn of the 19th century, carved in the Black Forest we have three bears, the mother bellowing from below, to the largest cub who has ...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century German Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

19th Century Black Forest Carved Bracket Shelf
Located in Nantucket, MA
19th century black forest carved bracket shelf, circa 1870, a hand carved pine bracket shelf with shaped top above a very well carved chamois head with oak leaf and acorn surround, i...
Category

Antique 1870s Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pine

19th Century Black Forest Small Deer Head Throphy with Carved Wood Plaque
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Small charming konsole with a deer head with glass eyes carved from wood mounted on a wood plaque. The plaque is beautiful hand carved with oak leaves. A small wood piece is missing....
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

Pair of Swiss 19th Century Bear Carvings from the Black Forest
Located in London, GB
A pair of miniature black forest bear carvings Constructed using linden wood, the animals naturalistically carved, and with colored highlights and glass eyes. Brienz, circa 1890 ...
Category

Antique 19th Century Swiss Black Forest Animal Sculptures

Materials

Wood

19th Century Black Forest Carved Bracket Shelf, circa 1860
Located in Nantucket, MA
19th century Black Forest carved bracket shelf, circa 1870, a hand carved walnut bracket shelf with shaped top above a very well carved chamois head with glass eyes, set on carved oa...
Category

Antique 1870s Swiss Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Black Forest Tantalus Bar
Located in Stamford, CT
Antique Black Forest Tantalus. Carved wood with chicken and chicks finial, interesting side carvings, in the form of a wood shed/cabin. Etched glass 4 sides, only 2 decanters with st...
Category

Vintage 1910s Black Forest Barware

Materials

Crystal

19th Century English Black Forest Hand Carved Wooden Book Slide
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
A rare 19th century antique black forest hand carved wooden book slide depicting two deers set to naturalistic tree setting with carved detailed base.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Black Forest Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Wood

19th Century Black Forest Pair of Table Lamps Hand-Carved Sculptures
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Pair of charming table lamps made of a hand-carved piece of basswood England end of 19th century. The lamp bases are hand carved with cows from one piece of wood in the autentic styl...
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Black Forest Table Lamps

Materials

Wood

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery