Early 20th Century Walnut High Relief Carved Plaque of a Beehive

This carved walnut plaque of a beehive may have originally been intended to house three portraits or some other photographic image.  No appliqués with all carving from a single block.  Alleged once to have had a note attached on the reverse referencing “Dr. Hector Alliet (1862-1919) an archaeologist and former director of the S.W. Museum in Los Angeles, California.” Also a loose Mormon reference was quoted.  


What ever the origin the work has a rich even dry surface and only minor losses.  Each bee has lost an antenna and there is a slight separation of the two board construction visible at the top.  The professional image courtesy of Cowans.


Dealer Clifton Anderson Art & Antiques
Date: Circa 1900
Origin American
Artist/Maker Unknown
Measurements Diameter 15 1/2” to 15 7/8”
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website https://cliftonandersonantiques.com
Price 850
Contact Clifton Anderson, (859)–494–1206 or  cliftonandersonantiques@gmail.com

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