An Austrian carved limewood tridimensional figural plaque, FR Unterberger, late 19th century
An Austrian carved limewood tridimensional figural plaque, FR Unterberger, late 19th century. The limewood panel is intricately carved in high relief depicting an Austrian family set within a household interior. Displayed beneath a glass plate and enclosed within a plain frame with the reverse baring a paper label to the centre inscribed FR. UNTERBERGER IN INNSBRUCK. 8.4 in (21.4 cm) x 6.9 in (17.4 cm) Franz Unterberger was an art gallery owner based in Innsbruck, the capital city in the state of Tyrol in western Austria. It was here that Unterberger sold works by prominent woodcarver artists such as Sebastian Steiner and later by his son Ernst Steiner. This particular example is most likely by either of the aforementioned.
Auction Date: June 2014