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13 December 2019
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Fine Pastel & Gouache Portrait Painting of Young Girl
Beautifully drawn pastel portrait of a young innocent looking girl.
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Suberbly drawn with a photo-genic realism,full of warmth charactor and charm.
The fleshy tones of the face are absolutely amazing,the best we have seen.
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Measurement (Including Frame)
Height 16 Inches
Width 13 Inches
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FRAME
A decorative shabby chic style of frame,distressed with a few losses,but original and glazed.
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WORLDWIDE DELIVERY (Quotes on Request)
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Hours 10am-10pm 7 Days A Week By Appointment Only
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Pair 19th Century Black Forest Carved Wooden Plaques
Pair of finely carved Black Forest Wall Plaques from the 19th century.
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They are both perfect and completely carved from a solid piece of wood in
relief,providing great visual depth and amazing detail.
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This finely carved pair of plaques depict a typical 19th century scene inside a room setting and are very rare to find complete today.
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There tended to be a choice of four favourite trees used by Swiss Black Forest Carvers,being Linden (Tiliae Lignum) or better known as Lime in Europe.
Pear(Pyrus Communis) & Maple (Acer Pseudoplantus) & Walnut (Juglans Regia)
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We consider these wall plaques to be carved from Linden/Lime,a popular choice of wood for carving since the middle ages,mainly because it is considered to be a soft wood with very little grain and a low density.
The lime was also a popular wood used by musical instrument and puppet makers.
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ABOUT BLACK FOREST CARVERS
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The process for creating a Swiss “Black Forest” masterpiece carving began not with the first hammer of the chisel, but with the careful selection of a living tree. How to select the proper tree was a trade secret the knowledge passed down from father to son, or from master to apprentice.
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Master carvers of 19th century Brienz, Switzerland knew to select trees that grew in the shade, and to harvest them only during winter. Since the shaded trees received less sunlight, the cells grew smaller and the tree rings grew more closely together, creating wood that was the perfect density and stability for carving. Harvesting trees in winter was best because the trees were in a dormant state, not pulling up any excess moisture through the leaves.
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Part of the beauty of Swiss “Black Forest” carving is in the quality of the woods that the carvers selected. With variants such as temperature, moisture, and sunlight affecting the natural composition and development of the wood, no two trees are the same, and in turn, no two “Black Forest” carvings were the same.
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Each carver had their own favorite patch of forest they would visit time and time again when in need of new carving wood. Most carvers would return to a group of their favorite species of tree for their carvings. Below are the four favorite types of wood utilized by the carvers of the Swiss “Black Forest.”
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