A well carved Black Forest oak smoking stand featuring a large carved bear standing upright at the base of a naturalistic tree that is supporting a stylized tray with three small bears, two of which sit on lids that open to reveal a storage compartment. The head of the large bear also tilts back to reveal an additional storage area. The piece is carved with a great amount of detail and the glass eyes add to the naturalistic element of the work.
Date: c. 1885
Dimensions: 36 x 20 x 16 in.