Antique Antler Mirror with Console Table, Austria, ca. 1860
Item e4931

A large antler mirror with console table, made in Austria ca. 1860. The mirror is decorated with turned horn roses, antler pieces, wild boar teeth, and a mass fox head on top. The large stag trophy is holding the top of the console table, base and console top with marble slap. The mirror frame, console rim and console base are covered with stucco cover imitating an antler veneer.

At the beginning of the 19th century the European nobility discovered antler furnishings for their hunting castles and countryseats. The furniture was either manufactured completely from e.g. stag antler, or it was decorated with antler pieces from the stag, deer, fallow deer and others to get a hunting desing. A famous example was the interior design of 'Jagdschloss Platte' (hunting castle Platte) of count William of Nassau near Wiesbaden, Germany in 1825.

Width: 35.43" (90 cm)
Height: 90.55" (230 cm)
Depth: 19.69" (50 cm)

Literature Reference:
Sabine Spindler, Antler Furniture 1825-1925, Munich 2006
Bruce M. Newman, Fantasy Furniture, New York 1989
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