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Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century
Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century - Seating Style Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century - Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century -
Ref : 79977
1 400 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Germany
Medium :
Wood
Dimensions :
l. 16.93 inch X H. 34.25 inch X P. 14.96 inch
Seating  - Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century 19th century - Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century  - Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century
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Wooden chair Black Forest, Germany - Late 19th century

This superb late 19th century chair is carved with wood-like motifs on the seat and backrest. The backrest is remarkable for its original shape, tightened in its center. The contours represent branches and ivy leaves which complete the whole with elegance.

The "Black Forest" style was born in Switzerland, in the Brienz region. The tradition of carved wood dates back to the 12th century. But it was at the end of the 19th century, when tourism developed, that the craze for carved furniture appeared. During the famine of 1817, the sculptor Christian Fischer, in order to diversify his income, had the idea of selling his production to tourists. It was an immediate success, especially among English aristocrats, following the example of Queen Victoria, who had a cottage built in the region. Many workshops will then take up Fischer's idea: our chair is thus part of this style, which mixes tradition and originality.

Galerie Vauclair

CATALOGUE

Dining Chair