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19th century pair of antique Horticultural Black Forest Figures

£3,695.00 Approx $4478.79, €4367.61



W: 40cm (15.7")H: 50cm (19.7")D: 22cm (8.7")

These very fine examples are of exhibition quality.  Their scale, modelling, and superb artistry of carving is rare and difficult to find on the open market. They depict two rural figures and are of a large scale. The first, an 18th century male gardener dressed in typical European costume walking through trees and foliage whilst pushing a rustic wheelbarrow into which he is collecting cut flowers. The second figure in this remarkable pair is a flower girl who is also dressed in a typical period style, and she is carrying an assortment of woven baskets that are full of cut flowers. She is on her way to market to set out her stall and sell her wares. She is depicted on a rural hillside heavily laden and carrying a tall stick for support. The detail is amazing and both figures are in very good condition with an old well waxed polished finish with rich colour and fine patination. Swiss/German, circa 1850

Male figure Height 50cm x width 40cm x depth 22cm

Female figure Height 47cm x width 34cm x depth 26cm