An impressive C19th Black Forest bear hall seat / bench; the shaped naturalistic back carved with scrolled branches and large oak leaves and having scrolled branch arm supports on the serpentine fronted seat with a slender moulded edge. Supported by the well carved bears with their arms outstretched having great detail and expression on their faces with original glass eyes, open mouthed with original painted teeth and tongues. Carved from Linden wood. Over the years of use and care it has acquired a good rich colour and patination.
Swiss circa 1900
Very good condition
Dimensions (ins) 62 wide x 37.25 high x 22.5 deep; seat height 18.5