Black Forest wood carving antique french character whip hook nineteenth century

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Wooden sculpture of the Black Forest (Black Forest *) representing a character with glasses reading a sheet and wearing a frock coat, his legs forming hooks for hanging the whips and riding crops jumper (hooks whip), period nineteenth century.

This sculpture is in good condition, it is called a "hook whip" (whip hooks) used for riders to store their whips and crops. The hooks are little horn buff.

A note: the sheet was broken and glued, small lack of glasses, a hook was also repaired, light scratches and wear, see pictures (see red arrows).

* The wooden objects carved Black Forest are not from Germany but were manufactured in the region of Brienz, Switzerland. The tradition of woodworking is ancestral in the region, people perpetuate the practice of carved wood on the facades of houses, furniture or everyday objects. Great sculptors including the representation of wild animals in their natural environment. In the nineteenth, the naturalistic sculptures of the Black Forest have become very fashionable and popular.

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  • Height 24,5 cm
  • Width entre crochets 10 cm