Elaborate Handmade Black Forest Style Smoking set ca. 1900
Item e5716

A large elaborately handmade smokers stand. Oak wood base with several smoking accessories like ashtray, candle sick, match holder, etc. all handcarved out of original deer antlers. Germany - Black Forest circa 1900.

Antler furniture have been one of the popular novelties of the great exhibition of the industries of all nations in London in 1851. A new lifestlye trend was born and the ambitious European middle-class generated a fabulous upswing. One of the first designers to be mentioned is the German horn carver and furniture manufacturer H. F. C. Rampendahl who gained enthusiastic successes on several world exhibitions with his antler furniture. In the aftermath one began to manufacture antler furniture in series.

Width: 12.6" (32 cm)
Height: 13.78" (35 cm)
Depth: 7.87" (20 cm)

Literature Reference:
Sabine Spindler, Antler Furniture 1825-1925, Munich 2006

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