Lot 1561
Two Vintage Wood Carved Items
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Both in the Black Forest style, to include a 19th century, carved hardwood inkwell in the form of a recumbent dog, hinged lid opening to reveal a divided interior; also to include an early 20th century carved hardwood box with hinged lid opening to reveal an open interior.

5 x 12 in.

The Lifelong Collection of Keith and Caroline Gray, Charlotte, NC. Keith and Caroline Gray were passionate about antiques, art, and history. Together they attended antique shows and auctions for decades – assembling a collection particularly strong on American coin silver, Asian art, historical documents, early images, and English ceramics. Both were longtime supporters of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, with Caroline serving in multiple capacities from docent to a member of the acquisitions board and trustee. Caroline translated her love of material culture into a successful career, becoming a certified property appraiser in Charlotte.

Surface wear and areas of loss; inkwell retains one glass pot; other ink pot is missing; overall fair age appropriate condition.