Luxury Design, Past & Present
A pair of ‘Black Forest’ walnut game plaques attributed to Johann Flück, each quadrilobed panel finely carved with naturalistic creatures enclosed within C-scroll vines, one showing a hunter’s trophy of a fox and a duck, the other with three fish, a lobster and shellfish against an anchor. Swiss, circa 1900.
Footnote: Arenski, Daniels and Daniels, in their publication ‘Swiss Carvings, The Art of the ‘Black Forest’ 1820-1940’ Woodbridge 2005; illustrate several game plaques by Johann Flück of Brienz, pp. 86-87, pls 122-126.