Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this very rare suite of seven 1934 dated hand carved wall sconces depicting Norwegian fairy tales by Asbjornsen & Moe. A very rare and collectable set, they have sat unused for many years, each carved front single pieces of solid hardwood, most likely elm or oak. The back of one is documented as follows. HAND CARVED 1934 OSLO NORWAY, ASBJORNSEN 4 MOE FAIRY TALES, THIS IS ONE OF SEVEN LAMPS. We have cleaned waxed and polished them, they have normal patina marks and condition appropriate for the age. Width:- 14.5cm. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. Asbjørnsen, a teacher, and Moe, a minister, had been friends for about 15 years when in 1841 they published the first volume of folktales the collection of which had been an interest of both for some years. The work’s popularity is partly attributable to Norway’s newly won partial independence, and the wave of nationalism that swept the country in the 19th century; and the Norwegian written language they contributed to developing i. The language of their publication of the fairy tales struck a balance in that, while it did not preserve their original dialect form in its entirety, it did import certain non-Danish features from it (dialect words and certain syntactic constructions). Asbjørnsen and Moe were inspired by the German folktale collectors, the Brothers Grimm, not merely to emulate their methodology, but drawing encouragement by it, their endeavor was a work of national importance, especially as the Grimms openly gave high praise for the Norske folkeeventyr. Asbjørnsen and Moe applied the principles espoused by the Grimms, for instance, using a simple linguistic style in place of dialects, while maintaining the original form of the stories.  Moreover, Asbjørnsen and Moe did not publish collected folktales in the raw, but created “retold” versions, seeking to reconstruct the lost Urform of the talesalthough the alterations performed were not as drastic as the Grimms sometimes allowed license for themselves. The Norwegian pair also collected tales from the field themselves, in contrast to the Grimms. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. The item “1934 HAND CARVED SET OF ASBJORNSEN AND MOE NORWAY FAIRY TALE WALL SCONCES LIGHTS” is in sale since Sunday, November 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Antique Furniture\Lamps\20th Century”. The seller is “wimbledon-furniture-01″ and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: MID CENTURY
- Material: Wood
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Type: wall sconce
- Antique: Yes