Size: 51 cm (20 inches) tall
Age: early 20th century
This charming carved wooden plaque, probably limewood or fruitwood, shows a dancing couple dressed in traditional Alpine clothing, with a naive musical stave and notes and flowers at their feet. The couple's shoes, eyes and hair have been stained black.
The plaque is probably from the South Tyrol region of Italy.
In lovely vintage condition, no damage, some light wear and a good patination. On the back are several marks of hanging but now there is a robust staple for hanging.