Le Louvre French Antiques

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Code 417-100
Late 1800's Carved Black Forest Barometer from North-East France

Completely hand carved, this stunning, Black Forest wall hanging has a thermometer and barometer. It depicts a beautifully proportioned deer leaning against an embankment with its right leg.  It is situated beneath the thermometer and above the barometer. Foliate carvings of various kinds are featured throughout the piece. A rocky ledge supports the deer.

This example dates to the very late 1800’s. The "Black Forest" style describes wooden sculptures or carved replicas of nature's bounty, incorporated into the design of household items.  Antique Black Forest handicrafts exemplify Swiss folk art traditions and are seen in carved clock cases, hall trees, desks, picture frames, chairs and all variety of decorative objects and furnishings. The black forest style is the accomplished carving and trained whittling of realistic tree branches, twigs, bears, birds, deer, rabbits, edelweiss flowers and such. This well detailed Black Forest thermometer and barometer will be a source of conversation anywhere it is placed. Temperature gauge still contains mercury and reacts to temperature changes.

CONDITION: Very good, with minor rubs to finish of wood and losses to some areas of the antlers.

H=25 1/2, W=11 1/2, D=3
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