• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 210

    A SWISS 'BLACK FOREST' CARVED WALNUT CLOCK, ON CONSOLE

    THE CLOCKWORKS BY LENZIRSCH, THE CLOCKCASE ATTRIBUTED TO HUGGLER BROS., BREINZ, CIRCA 1900

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    A SWISS 'BLACK FOREST' CARVED WALNUT CLOCK, ON CONSOLE
    THE CLOCKWORKS BY LENZIRSCH, THE CLOCKCASE ATTRIBUTED TO HUGGLER BROS., BREINZ, CIRCA 1900
    Modeled as a huntsman, the base with game including hare, ptarmigan and marmot amidst foliage, the console similarly caved with trailing foliage and game
    The clock: 35¾ in. (91 cm.) high, 20½ in. (52 cm.) wide
    The console: 35 3/8 in. (90 cm.) high, 36½ in. (92 cm.) wide, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) deep (2)


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    Another example of this clock was exhibited at the Paris 1900 Exposition Universelle and is also illustrated in J. Arenski et al., Swiss Carvings: The Art of the 'Black Forest' 1820-1940, Woodbridge, 2005 p. 54.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOTS 208-229)