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    Striking Wooden Portrait of Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg. This heavy stained oak plaque measures 23" x 34" and features a skillfully executed relief portrait of Paul von Hindenburg in uniform. Hindenburg's portrait is carved in such a way as to appear almost three dimensional, deeply inset within a surrounding carved wreathe of oak leaves and flanked by two eagles. Below the portrait his name "v. HINDENBURG" is carved in relief between two decorative tiered panels forming the base of the plaque. The artist has carved his name at the lower right corner of the plaque: "R. Scharbach, Frbg [Freiburg] Baden". This impressive piece is in excellent condition with only a small 5" closed vertical crack at the lower edge which doesn't affect either the bust or caption. There are three mounting holes present, two on either side of Hindenburg's portrait and one at the base. This exceptional plaque likely once hung in a government building and would certainly be the centerpiece of any collector's study or "war room".

    Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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