a very rare twin-tailed mermaid, so-called melusine, from a general store or coffee shop. they have been hanging above the counter in general stores, village stores or coffee shops in the 19th century, and have been used to hang up goods for sale. they represent the allegory of colonial goods like coffee, tea or spices which are transported via see. this example is from the 1st half of the 19th century. made of carved wood, very good unrestored condition, partly painted over.
fantasy furniture are unusual and exotic furniture which have been manufactured in Europe, the United States and the Far East in the 19th and 20th century. Among fantasy furmiture man can summarize e.g. grotto furniture, horn and antler furniture, belle epoque furniture.
a colonialistic wooden handcarved elephant head. carved most probably in Germany, circa 1910. used as decoration for a bar, coffee shop or general store. the almost livesize statue is made of handpainted wood with genuine teeth.
a large neogothical corner pedestal for statues - handcarved and handpainted softwood, Germany circa 1890. unrestored original condition, some small pieces missing, instable. will be dismounted for shipping.
an antique neogothical candle pendant for 6 candles, carved and stained wood. manufactured in germany circa 1900.
antique carved walnut armchair in grotto design. seat and backrest in the shape of a sea shell, arm rests in the shape of sea horses. executed in Venice, Italy ca. 1880.
a pair of marvelous biedermeier chairs. nutwood and wicker seat. rests designed as swans and fish. executed in england ca. 1840.
an antique oak wood throne, painted and carved with stylized flower tendrils, human and animal figures. underneath the seat a small cupboard. executed ca. 1920.
a great mirror with wooden carved frame depicting an elaborate carved winged satyr. manufactured in venice, italy ca. 1880. original paper lable "Testolini Venezia" on one wing. size mirror: height 37.4" (95 cm), width: 20.9" (53 cm).
a great piece of fantasy furniture - a throne made of original bones from the male cow. all parts are made of real ox bones sticked together with iron rods. with underjaw bones on top of the backrest. manufactured ca. 1930.
a great piece of fantasy furniture - a throne made of original bones from the female cow. all parts are made of real cow bones sticked together with iron rods. with hip bones on top of the backrest. manufactured ca. 1930.
a great 5-part garden furniture set made of painted metal, worked in bamboo design. executed 1970/80. measures taken from bench.
a very rare so called "shop snake" from a german general store. these snakes have been hanged above the counter in general and village stores in the 19th century, and have been used to hang up goods for sale. very good condition, painted over, original fixtures comes along with the piece.
a set of four vintage garden armchairs. made of ornamental iron. new painted and upholstered with black fabric.
a large bull horn furniture sofa ca. 1870, covered with vintage cow coat which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs). iron legs added to improve stability. manufactured in austria ca. 1870.
a nice antique stool made of root wood. upholstered and covered with genuine leather. germany, ca. 1900