Vintage Anton Sveen Norwegian Hand Carved Wooden Troll Figures Norway Birchwood
This is a pair handmade trolls by the Norwegian woodcarver artist Anton Sveen. Anton's grandfather Ole inspired his children and grandchildren to be crafty with his own hand-carved jewelry boxes and other fine arts such as chairs, tables, and mirrors. Anton began making wooden carvings in the 1930s, but didn't begin his signature trolls until the 1940s. The trolls have smoking pipes and walking sticks. They are faded from age but have no cracks, chips, dents, missing pieces, or any other blemishes. The big one measures approximately 5" tall, 5" wide, and 4½" deep while the smaller one is approximately 4" tall, 5¼" wide, and 4" deep. Each troll is carved from one piece of hard mountain birch wood. The birch tree is only found in the Northern Hemisphere and is commonly found in Norway.
Even though it is a light wood, birch is strong and durable. It is harder than other hardwoods, making it difficult to work with when using hand tools, such as carving and chipping. I collect many large blocks of birch wood and store them for up to three years to make sure they are dry. If they are not, the wood will crack after being cut. Says Anton Sveen, September 20th, 1969, Gudbransdalen Newspaper.
If there is a best offer option on this listing, if you submit an offer, and I do not accept it, I will not usually submit a counteroffer. So if I decline your offer, and you are so inclined, you could submit another offer. Again, please accept my apologies for this statement. It's only directed toward "the 1%". The item "Vintage Anton Sveen Norwegian Hand Carved Wooden Troll Figures Norway Birchwood" is in sale since Saturday, December 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Woodenware\Carved Figures". The seller is "g-trek" and is located in Santa Rosa, California.
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- Style: Scandinavian
- Age: Post-1940
- Maker: Anton Sveen
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Color: Multi-Color
- Country/Region of Origin: Norway