19th Century, hand-carved family scene in sand stone set in a Renaissance Revival walnut Victorian shadow box frame. This unique piece of fine, original art, is dated 1873 on the man's belt and is a richly detailed family scene, set out of doors on a balcony. It portrays in vivid, three dimensional detail, a man, woman, child and a sleeping dog. There is a wheel barrow full of fruit and a leafy carved arbor. It is difficult to describe the attention to detail in this charming family portrait. The mother's dress has lacey sleeves and her hair is done in an elaborate bun... she is wearing earrings and the child a cross. The man is handing the child something, his legs are crossed and one hand is inside his belt. There are architectural details and a woven basket in the corner. On the reverse is a red seal that I believe is in German and the family name is in hand written script. There is also a label from the Philadelphia gallery where it was framed. Fine original condition. 18 " tall x 16" wide over-all, art work is 11" X 9".
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