Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A linden wood ’Black Forest’ Bear armchair from Peter Trauffer

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  • Description
    A linden wood ’Black Forest’ Bear armchair from Peter Trauffer, modelled as a seated bear with a radiating grooved seat in his lap, his paws outstretched in an embrace and his head turned to the right, the fur and sharp teeth realistically carved and the eyes inset with glass. Swiss, circa 1890.

    Footnote: For many years carved wooden pieces such as this bear were wrongly thought to have come from the Black Forest in Germany. However, we now know that a wide variety of carvings were actually produced in the Swiss Alps as extensively researched by Arenski, Daniels and Daniels. In their publication ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the ‘Black Forest’ 1820-1940’, Woodbridge, 2005; p135, pls 215-216, they identify a very similar bear from the Peter F. Trauffer Luzern Wood Carving Catalogue, design no. 1775. Trauffer had retail premises in Luzern and St.Moritz.
  • More Information
    Origin: Switzerland
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: linden wood
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: Circa 1890
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 646144
  • Dimensions
    W. 27 in; H. 41 in; D. 29 in;
    W. 68.58 cm; H. 104.14 cm; D. 73.66 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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