Large Black Forest Antler Gun Cabinet ca. 1900
Item e3491

A large antique oak wood gun cabinet decorated with several original antlers from the deer, the fallow deer, antelope and chamois. Elaborately manufactured with many details like the covers of the locks which are made made of horn. Booth lower doors decorated with wooden carved staghound heads. Inside with drawers for ammo and equipement and place for 10 rifles. Good condition, green canvas may be later and is partly loose. A rare extraordinary gun cabinet which highlights every cabin setting, manufactured in Austria ca. 1900.

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.

 

Measures:
Width: 54.33" (138 cm)
Height: 87.4" (222 cm)
Depth: 25.98" (66 cm)

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