Antique Photo Album with Wooden Carved Cover, Brienz ca. 1900
Item e6826

A lovely antique photo album featuring a lindenwood carved cover depicting an ibex. Handcarved in Brienz, Switzerland around 1900. Inside with several antique photos of Victorian people. Good condition with traces of use according to the old age.

The tradition of wood carving, using manual skills to make everyday objects and fine art sculptures, is found throughout Europe. The incentive to create not only useful but also aesthetically beautiful things, distinguishes the craftsman from the artist. In addition to the well-known Swiss wood carving artists, others can also be named in Italy / Tyrol with Steiner, in Germany with Madel and in Austria with Heissl. Their wood-carving art works with sculptures, wall plaques and reliefs enhance any interior design.

Width: 5.31" (13.5 cm)
Height: 5.75" (14.6 cm)
Depth: 2.36" (6 cm)

Literature Reference:
Jay Arenski, Simon and Michael Daniels, Swiss Carvings - The Art of the Black Forest 1820 - 1940, Woodbridge 2005
Peter F. Blackman, Black Forest Woodcarvings, Atglen 2009

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