Antique Treasures from the Heart of Europe.

Carved Wood Raven/Crow on Stack of Books purchased in Regensburg, Germany. Amazing piece.

Carved Wood Raven/Crow on Stack of Books purchased in Regensburg, Germany. Amazing piece.

We enjoyed our Avalon River Cruise in September, where we combined our fall vacation with some antiquing. We purposely chose to head to the heart of Europe because of the tradition and workmanship by the European crafts people who produced intricate boxes and figures. Because of the artistic value of the European carvings, we always seek out these pieces for our store.

From Oberammergau in Bavarian Germany to the end of the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in France and Switzerland, the handicrafts vary in subject, but not in quality. We found and purchased several hand-carved items while we cruised through six countries. They were hard to find, but we enjoyed the hunt. We want to share some of our favorite carved wood finds with you from this trip. We’ve already sold several pieces! So, take a look and let us know what you think.

Carved Wood Black Forest Box purchased in Budapest, Hungary.

Carved Wood Black Forest Box purchased in Budapest, Hungary.

Black Forest Bird Key Rack purchased in Miltenberg, Germany.

Black Forest Bird Key Rack purchased in Miltenberg, Germany.

Pair of Hand Carved Cherubs purchased in Nuremberg, Germany. Piece d’resistance for the Holidays.

Pair of Hand Carved Cherubs purchased in Nuremberg, Germany. Piece d’resistance for the Holidays.

Black Forest Boar purchased in Rothenburg, Germany. Perfect gift for an Arkansas Razorback fan.

Black Forest Boar purchased in Rothenburg, Germany. Perfect gift for an Arkansas Razorback fan.

Carved Wood Female Bust from Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

Carved Wood Female Bust from Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

Carved Oberammergau Girl with Fawns Figure purchased in Nuremberg.

Carved Oberammergau Girl with Fawns Figure purchased in Nuremberg.

Carved Wood Dachshunds purchased in Rothenburg, Germany.

Carved Wood Dachshunds purchased in Rothenburg, Germany.

Black Forest Pocket Watch Box purchased in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Black Forest Pocket Watch Box purchased in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Carved Wood Box with Sliding Top, dated, purchased in Budapest, Hungary.

Carved Wood Box with Sliding Top, dated, purchased in Budapest, Hungary.

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