Featuring an exquisite Black Forest hunt trophy, this walnut plaque was hand-carved in France during the late 1800s. The trophy depicts a grouping of felled birds suspended above foliage and gunpowder flasks. These intricate carvings bring the plumage and flask embellishments to life, evoking a sense of realism that is truly remarkable. This captivating piece is appliqué on a scrolled console, graced by an attenuated leaf crest adorned with volute tendrils. Small volutes in the upper corners, coupled with similar whorls on the sides, add to its detailed beauty. The bottom corners are adorned with a rosette inside a semi-circle, accented by angular barbs, and the plaque’s base showcases a roundel noix within a sinuous apron. This Black Forest trophy is a work of art that encapsulates the spirit of a bygone era, a stunning collector’s item for enthusiasts of fine craftsmanship and hunting heritage.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition, with very light rubs and nicks. Eyelet in back for hanging purposes. The walnut has developed a wonderful dark brown patina with accents of lighter brown, accentuated by French wax.