a large antique black forest antler picture frame. carved wood frame decorated with antlers from the deer and fallow deer, wild boar tusks and grandiose carved horn roses. print by johann christian kröner (1838-1911), german animal- and landscape painter.
a small antler table made of antlers from the stag and fallow deer, rounded triangular wood top with carved border. turned oak wood support decorated with turned horn roses. executed ca. 1880.
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.