antler furniture from the south of germany

the first provable antler furniture were manufactured in the year 1825. they have been made for a hunting castle of the count William of Nassau near Wiesbaden, Germany. antler furniture are furniture which are either manufactured completely from e. g. stag antlers, or furniture which are decorated with antler pieces from the stag, deer, fallow deer.. read more
image of elaborately crafted antler desk ca. 1890

elaborately crafted antler desk ca. 1890

an antique antler table or desk. decorated with several antlers from the deer, fallow deer and virginia deer. each corner with turned horn ends and each side with wild boar tusks and figural handcarved horn roses. wooden top with carved border. executed ca. 1890.

The first antler furniture

Trophies of the chase have been used to decorate log cabins and hunting lodges for many a long years. Antlers and stuffed heads mounted on walls where the first hunting objects used to fashion homes. A hunting lodge replete with antlers and stuffed animals may probably have been the place where the first ideas for antler furnishings came up. Antler furniture are furniture which are either manufactured completely from e. g. stag antlers, or furniture which are decorated with antler pieces from the stag, deer, fallow deer... or veneered with sliced antler pieces to get a hunting design. Antler furniture are in addition often decorated with carved horn roses, wild boar tusks and horns from the ibex or chamois.

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