a large mirror framed with oak wood - decorated with fine antler inlays. germany ca. 1920
a small antler frame decorated with deer antlers and turned horn roses. wooden frame covered with stucco imitating antler veneer. inside an antique copperplate print with scenery in the forest.
a large antique antler table or desk with drawer. decorated with serveral antler from the deer, stag and fallow deer. each corner is decorated with an elaborate horn carving. executed ca. 1890.
used as set decoration for the new wes anderson movie The Grand Budapest Hotel.
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.