Norwegian Folk Art Spoon Rack and Spoon Collection


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Remarkable collection of Norwegian Folk Art spoons, comprising a pair of carved and engraved birchwood spoons with chain on original rack, signed and dated “K. Olafson, 1825” with a man’s head over scrollwork rack, a similar, but more elaborately etched pair of well patinated loving spoons, a fork and spoon pair with Nordic carved decoration and an enormous single spoon profusely decorated with foliate details. Provenance: Deaccessioned from the recently closed “Little Norway” museum in Wisconsin, a collection of Norwegian and Norwegian-American buildings, decorative arts and costume started in the early 20th century by Isak Dahle, and run by consecutive generations of his family until closing recently.

Carved Birch

Size given is for pair of spoons with rack, largest single spoon 17" x 4 3/4" x 3"

Height 14 inches
Width 16 inches
Depth 1 inches