19th Century Swiss “Black Forest” Carved Bear Hall Tree
Switzerland Late 19th Century
Momma bear and two cubs up the tree. This is a two part single screw assembled carved wooden hall tree or hat rack. Is it furniture or sculpture? Evidently this type of carving ranges from a single small bear to a full fledged tree like this example. Many of these are thought to be made by the Trauffer Family. This as most is unsigned. It should not be confused with more recent Asian copies. This was purchased at least 20 years ago from one of my customers and was given to my son, the now starving artist, who says it is time to purchase equipment and supplies for his art work.
Excellent. Overall excellent antique condition. One small chip at the juncture of the two parts which I will color soon after listing.
Height: 7 ft. 2 in.
Second height: 40"
Width/Length: 27 in.
Depth: 22 in.