Lot 235

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Solid oak wall sconce from Obersalzberg depicting a right-facing eagle clutching a ringed swastika, 8 1/2" wide overall, 7 1/2" tall, a somewhat rustically-carved piece which still appears to bear its original finish. The top shelf, measuring 6" x 5 1/4", bears a bit of darkening at the rear, probably water staining. The reverse of the sconce shows an inlaid iron hanging device, well oxidized and matching the adjoining unstained oak which is likewise damp stained. The reverse has also been branded: "VERWALTUNG OBERSALZBERG 1937" indicating that this piece was at one time in the administration building of the complex of buildings at Hitler's retreat at Obersalzberg. This mark has also been affected by water staining, but the entire affected area of the rear of the sconce has been very lightly sanded, probably to remove any lifting of the grain caused by exposure to dampness. An entirely honest item, fine for display.

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January 30, 2013 11:00 AM EST
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