Black Forest:
Rabbits, Owls, Foxes and
Other Objects

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Owls, Bears, Rabbits, Foxes, Dogs, Cats, Monkeys, Boars, and Elf's.
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A little carved "what-not" basket being carried by a dressed fox ~ sculpture. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 8" H



Small carving of a "calling" elk with removeable carved horns. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 10" H x 5" L



Large majestic carved mountain Ibex standing on a carved rock base. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 33" H


Black Forest Tobacco Box in the shape of barrel with a cat coming out of a hole within the barrel’s base. The barrel opens from the top with a hinge. Swiss c. 1880.

Size: 6 1/2" H x 9" L x 6 1/2" D


Unusual and finely carved and poker work eagle hall tree with mirror and cane stand ~ comes in two parts. Swiss c. 1885.

Size: 85" H


Rare musical carved & decorated (pokerwork) owl hook (musical box plays two tunes). Swiss c. 1920.

Size: 11 1/2" H



This singing cat carved beautifully out of walnut. The cat is wearing glasses and playing the fiddle. This is an elegant double inkwell desk set with a whimsical subject.  Swiss c. 1890.

Size: 10" H x 9" W x 8" D


Carved oak Fox head with glass eyes on a scroll plaque. Scottish c. 1900.

Size: 9" H x 7" W x 4" D


Superb walnut carved spread-wing Eagle on mound. Swiss c. 1910.

Size:  21 1/2" H x 21" W x 11" D



Superbly carved Black Forest rooster & hen, shaped foliage and glass vases.  Swiss c. 1900.

Size:  17 1/2" H (with vases) 14" H (without vases)



The best walnut cat head nutcracker with a later display stand. Swiss c. 1900.

Size: 8 1/2" H (nutcracker only)


Black Forest dressed Fox hunter whip holder complimented with satchel & gun. Swiss c. 1900.

Size: 8 3/4" H


Masterfully carved pair of Black Forest Owl wall brackets / shelves. Swiss c. 1900.

Size: 10" H x 12" W x 7" D


Elaborate extendable bookends depicting Rabbit in foliage. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 13 1/2" x 5 1/2" D


Finely carved sly fox hunter whip holder complete with feathered hat & gun. Swiss c. 1880.

Size: 15" H


Unusual carved standing Owl perched on a faux log stand / tray. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 9" H x 4 1/2" L x 6" D


Finely carved "prowling" fox on rocks. Swiss c. 1900.

Size: 9 3/4" H x 13" L x 4 1/8" D


Nicely carved rabbit / hare box on a carved base. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 4 3/4" L x 3 1/2" D


Pair of small Black Forest finely carved Owl wall brackets. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 7 1/2" W x 5 1/2" D



Carved rabbit box sitting next to a faux tree stump host a brass bowl. The head lifts up to reveal the box. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6 1/4" H x 6 1/2" L



A Monkey visiting a cat house an amusing Tobacco Box. (The door swings open). Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 8" L


Exquisitely carved birds nest with birds and oak leafs and an inkwell.  Swiss c. 1870.

Size:  7" H x 12" W


Finely carved walnut BF double Eagle / Hawk with crescent mirror. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 23" H x 8" W


Intricate & whimsical finely carved Owls with owlets & "looming danger" snake on ground ~ possibly done as candlesticks. Swiss c. 1880.

Size: 11 1/2" H x 6" L x 4 3/4" D


Finely carved walnut "wise" owl tobacco box on a branch. Swiss c. 1800.

Size: 11 1/2" H


Carved & stained amusing inkwell depicting two inquistive kittens peeking out of a top hat. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 4" W x 4 1/2" D


Finely carved Black Forest Fox whip holder. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 13 1/2" H


Finely carved honey-colored walnut spread-winged eagle landing on a rocky base. Swiss c. 1870.

Size: 15 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W x 6 3/4" D (wing span = 17")


Arts & Crafts carved in walnut owl with spread wings and glass eyes. American c. 1910.

Size: 9 1/4" H x 8" W x 2" D



Black Forest carved hiking rabbit with a faux weaved basket strapped to its back. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 9 1/2" H x 5 3/4" L x 4" D


Carved inkwell & pen rest with two owls perched on top of a faux log and another owl pecking out from inside the faux log. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 6" H x 7 3/4" W x 4 3/4" D


Majestic spread-winged "Wise Owl" hovering over an open book flanked by two faux book piles inkwells in this desk set. Swiss c. 1900.

Size: 7" H x 11 3/4" L x 5 3/4" D



Large carved Black Forest spread-winged eagle & another eagle perched barometer and thermometer. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 28" H x 16" W


Black Forest carved walnut singing owls. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 7 1/2" H x 5" W x 2" D



Two tone carved BF Swallow Key Rack. Similar example in Black Forest catalog p:165 ~ Swiss Carvings ~ The Art of the "Black Forest" 1820-1940.

Size: 7" H x 10" L


Carved walnut Black Forest "Wise Owl" Tobacco Box. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 9" H x 6 " L x 4" D


Small carving of a rabbit with cabbage head (some restoration). French c. 1900.

Size: 4 1/2" H x 8" L x 3 5/18"D



Nicely carved fox head hook. Swiss c.1900.

Size: 10" H x 6" W



Carved Black Forest inquisitive cute cat looking into a basket ~ cat head on hinge. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 3" H x 7 1/2" L x 5" D


Amusing pose on these Black Forest Fox Bookends. French, 1930's.

Size: 10 1/2" H x 7" L x 5 3/4" D



Superb fine walnut carving of Black Forest Bull & Cow. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: Bull ~ 7 1/2" H x 10" L x 3 1/4" D / Cow ~ 7" H x 9 1/2" L x 3 1/8"D



Two small & special carved owl inkwells~one on books & the smaller one on trough. Swiss c. 1900.

Sizes: 7" H x 4 1/4" W x 4" D, 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W x 3" D



Magnificently carved animated stag (fallow deer) in honey colored walnut. Swiss, Late 19th Century.




Good walnut carved fox hunter whipholder. Swiss, Late 19th Century.

Size: 13 1/2" H



Rare miniature Black Forest carved cat. Swiss c. 1890.

Size: 1" H x 2 1/2" L



Whimsical carved & painted monkey bottle holder. French c. 1870.

Size: 15" H



Whimsical Continental stylized bird (possibly an Eagle) tobacco stand with compartments and removable carved beaker. c. 1880.

Size: 15 1/2" H x 10" W



"The wise fox visit" Finely carved in honey colored walnut box / tea caddy in a shape of a brick house with two dressed foxes; one with a cape (the wise one) and the young one listening. Swiss c. 1880

Size: 12" H x 9 3/16" W x 7" D




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