Wood carving collection from around the world Search Ends Here has acquired and is offering for sale over 75 carved wood items, many signed by major carvers.
Items offered span most of the twentieth century.
News-Antique.com - Oct 08,2007 - Currently, Search Ends Here will offer the entire collection, individually priced, on the TIAS web store at; http://www.tias.com/stores/bidmupbutterball/
Items are listed under Wood Carving, Folk Art, & Art, sculpture.
Countries represented are United States, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Japan. The collection includes one of a kind “folk art” items like a fabulously carved oak picture frame and a couple of profusely carved walking canes. An outstanding carving of a reclining Hobo, signed and dated by a thirteen year old boy with incredible skills beyond his years, is available. The pair of Japanese peasants clothed in traditional garments are so realistically carved and painted you will have trouble believing they were carved by hand.
Figurines from noted carvers such as Charles Hannah, his sons, Gunnersson, Tronheim, Churchill, Jean-Julien Bourgault, Trygg, and Henning are represented. Companies like Anri, Dolfi, and others are also in abundance.
Beside carvings they will offer an important and early Salesman’s catalogue of pre WWII Anri products, many with original wholesale prices, used in Europe and found recently in the USA. The content of this catalog has never been published and would be a fabulous find for the advanced Anri collector.
Several German or Swiss Black Forest style items are in the group. Some Anri novelty items are interspersed with the diverse male and female figurines of various sizes and finishes.
After almost two years with TIAS and over 30 years experience in selling quality antiques and fine art, we have accumulated a large group of better quality and unusual items which we will now offer on the internet in addition to the major shows across the country at which we exhibit. Take a little extra time to browse our internet shop for an item or items you simply cannot live without. http://www.tias.com/stores/bidmupbutterball/