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log cabin seating furniture

Saturday, 25 February 2017

log cabin seating furniture

do you know that the regular human being spends over 7,5 hours seated a day? think of your normal day and ask yourself ... are you comfortable?

 

 

black forest deer trophies - a unique wall decoration

Saturday, 12 November 2016

black forest deer trophies - a unique wall decoration

do you have any available wallspace left? are you questioning yourself which unique decoration could be hang up there? then your are dead right with this blog article. we invite antler furnishing followers to have a look on our new arrived sets of antique and vintage black forest deer trophies.

cabin decor interior design by artfour

Saturday, 05 November 2016

miniature chalet brienz swiss

do you also want to escape sometimes from the hustle and bustle of the daily routine? lots of us dream of spending their spare time in a warm and beautiful log cabin - just the thought of this make us relieved and feel relaxed for a while.

how would your log cabin look like? ideas and photos welcomed!

 

school wall charts made by well-known artists

Sunday, 11 September 2016

a wallcharts back view

artfour stands for extraordinary art. today´s presentation follows up with the relationship between vintage scholl wall charts and well-known artists. you might think that this is a mismatch? our picture gallery provides the evidence - have fun and we look forward to your comments.

Heinz Schiestl´s Lüsterweibchen

Monday, 11 July 2016

Heinz Schiestl´s Lüsterweibchen

heute stellen wir in unserem blog mit Heinz Schiestl einen bekannten Würzburger Künstler aus der ersten Hälfte des 20.Jahrhunderts vor. die berühmten "Schiestl Zimmer" aus dieser zeit sind vielen ein begriff. der bildhauer schuf jedoch auch andere, einzigartige skulpturen - Lüsterweibchen. diese grandiosen deckenleuchter verzaubern mit ihren büsten und den majestätischen geweihen jeden raum.

Heinz Schiestl - a famous master of lusterweibchen

Friday, 01 July 2016

Heinz Schiestl - a famous master of lusterweibchen

Heinz Schiestl (1867-1940) is a well-known master of lusterweibchen at the beginning of the 20th century. As firstborn son in an artistic family from Tirol he moved to Wuerzburg, Germany at the age of four. Together with his two brothers Heinz Schiestl studied carving and he had the chance to develop his painting skills at the Munich Academy of Arts.

historical shooting targets combine tradition and artwork

Saturday, 25 June 2016

historical shooting targets combine tradition and artwork

the tradition of determining a king of marksmen goes back to the ancient times of celtic and early teutonic guilds. the use of a wooden shooting target instead of lively one inspired artist to create individual objects. here you find a series of folksy handpainted versions dated to be early beginning of the last century.

folksy tyrolian carnival masks

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

folksy tyrolian carnival masks

carnival is accorded exceptional status and is therefore also called the "fifth season". masks are inextricably linked to carnival parades all over the world. even though we are facing nearly summer time we have decided to invite you today for a jaunt to the famous tyrolian masks.

bears from brienz - just have fun

Tuesday, 07 June 2016

bears from brienz - just have fun

thus completely in line with our blog article series about bears from Brienz we like to present today just a thing.... so we call this article "have fun"........if you are now curious, you will find more with just a little click......

carved horn pipes by Lebrecht Wilhelm Schulz

Monday, 04 April 2016

great carved hunters pipe attributed to Lebrecht Wilhelm Schulz

there is no denying the fact that smoking can kill. on that score today´s subject - horn pipe - is examined from an art-historical perspective. smoking pipes made of staghorn have a fascinating history and we like to introduce with Lebrecht Wilhelm Schulz a very special artists.

historical pictures of lusterweibchen

Saturday, 12 March 2016

historical pictures of lusterweibchen

Catalogue purchasing was very fashionable at the beginning of the 20th century. The famous antler furniture manufacturers did not only offer their product range of cabinets, bureaus, seatings and tables. One could also buy the stylish apotropaic magic chandeliers, the so-called lusterweibchen.

red deer antler furnishings

Saturday, 27 February 2016

red deer antler furnishings
A reed deer is one of most known deers and very common worldwide. One can tell many stories about red deers and its fascination as a wild animal.  For centuries trophies of chase of red deers have been used for creating and decoration furniture.

antique church clock faces

Thursday, 21 January 2016

antique church clock faces

To put it simply a clock is a measuring tool. A clock represents the basic paramenter of human co-existence. From artistic perception a clock is a symbol of the flow of time and some even characterize it as a vanitas subject. The clock face offers the artists the enviroment for creativity........

scientific teaching models

Friday, 18 December 2015 Thursday, 21 September 2017

scientific teaching models

Visual scientific models inspired your time at school mainly in biology classes. Can you remember the feeling unpicking a model of an ear piece per piece? You and your friends could play ´being a doctor` on another level. These beautiful scientific models made of wood and plaster with their realistic looks supported teachers for decades to highlight their learning material. Rediscover the schoolkid in yourself and pause for our lovely picture gallery....

historical picture scans of antique antler furnishings

Monday, 07 December 2015

historical picture scans of antique antler furnishings

The European aristoracy was fascinated by antler furnishings at the beginning of the 19th century. Marvellous creations decorated their hunting castles and manors. Unfortunately many of these unique furnitures pieces have been destroyed or are considered as lost. Pictures are the only remaining evidence of the beauty of these decorated rooms.

Faszination Hornpfeife Meisterwerke von Lebrecht Wilhelm Schulz

Thursday, 26 November 2015

"Da schmeckt die Pfeife wunderbar, ihr Hals ist so vertraut gebogen, das Holz ist voll Tabak gesogen; Diese Pfeife nimmst du mit ins Grab" Kurt Tucholsky (1890-1935)

Vor über fünf Jahrhunderten wurde das Pfeife rauchen in Europa eingeführt. Pfeife rauchen und Pfeifen sammeln liegen

brienz log cabin carvings - domestic animal sculptures

Saturday, 17 October 2015

brienz log cabin carvings - domestic animal sculptures

How much are you excited about domestic anmimals? They might either just belong here or they perform a magnetic attraction. Wood carving artists from Brienz share your enthusiasm and they have created marvellous sculptures of domestic animals.

bears from brienz - whimsical sculptures

Thursday, 01 October 2015

bears from brienz - whimsical sculptures

as promised we continue our blogging series on the beautiful bears from brienz. we start with the most curious ones - the whimsical edition. we are so enthusiastic about these extraordinary wooden sculptures and we hope we can pass on this passion to you.

 

from a rural barn to an antique warehouse - part four

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

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Have you ever furnished a barn with beautiful unique antique pieces.? You say that must be fun - yes it is. But it is also very tricky to find the right and the best place for each antique part. Accompany us today and perhaps you have a good idea for a change?

the pride of Brienz art creation

Thursday, 10 September 2015

the pride of Brienz art creation

Brienz wood carving art was and still is very popular. The art works characterize themselves with a distinctive style and an appreciation for its talented carvers. Artfour views in particular the so called whimsy animal carvings as the pride of Brienz art works.

artfour´s customers in Europe 2014

Monday, 27 July 2015

artfour´s customers in Europe 2014

meeting customer requests is essential for all retailers and artfour is no exception. we are happy to offer an extraordinary portfolio of antiques and we strive for enthusiastic clients every day. the chart below shall provide an insight into the location of our customers from Europe in 2014. the diversity of our different customers applies to the uniqueness of our antiques and this fills us with pride.

 

artfour´s customers in the Untited States 2014

Thursday, 27 August 2015

artfour´s customers in the Untited States 2014

artfour is located in the south of Germany. one might get the impression that this is simply too far away from the United States? at this point we could talk for hours about our understanding of customer relationship but that is just boring. instead of that we show a map with the locations of all our US customers in 2014. take a look; perhaps one or the other of your neighbours has already bought antiques at artfour?

bears from Brienz treasures of black forest wood carvings

Friday, 29 May 2015

bears from Brienz treasures of black forest wood carvings

How would you respond to being face-to-face with a bear? Would you be scared or thrilled? A bear, made of wood, a unique sculpture designed by Brienz wood carvers who have developed their own naturalistc look on these fascinating animals. artfour is very proud to present this extraordinary quality art within its supplies. We start a blog series with different types of wooden bears. Our first story gives an overview and the separate categories will follow. Have fun!

secrets of packaging antique parts - part four

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

secrets of packaging antique parts - part four

The packaging picture series of the two ibexes in our last blog article about the secrets of packaging antique parts has shown artfour´s detailed workout with styrofoam pieces and tape. One might say that this is also fine art.

decorative arts - unique and functional

Saturday, 25 April 2015

decorative arts - unique and functional

Collecting art is nice but imagine you can "use" your dearly beloved piece of art in modern life? Have a look at these kind of towel holders and visualise such a beautiful decorative art work as an eyecatcher in bathroom. Artfour has assembled some interesting pieces for a new look.

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