Lot 246 (Garden and Natural History Sealed Bid Auction, 12th June 2019)
Sold for £3,600
Furniture: A carved walnut Black Forest stick stand
Bavarian, 2nd half 19th century
Black Forest carvings are often humorous and whimsical - bears smoking pipes, reading books, and even skiing. Far from being ‘mere whimsy’ however, the carvings were exhibited at many international exhibitions such as London Great Exhibition of 1851, Chicago World’s Fair 1893, and Exposition Universelle Paris 1900. In Europe, they became a symbol of luxury and wealth.