Large Hall Mirror with Cow Horn Decorations and Console Table, Austria 1870
Item e5683

A great wall mirror with console table from a noble villa in the Austrian alps. Manufactured in Austria ca. 1870s. The mirror is covered with vintage cattle fur and decorated with original cattle horns. The console table base is made of wood and cattle horns too. Unrestored condition, sturdy, the fur should be replaced (is loosing hairs).

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. On of the first designers to be mentioned is the German ivory 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.

Measures of single pieces:
Mirror: height 59.1 inch. (150 cm), width 28.3 inch. (72 cm)
Console: height 31.5 inch. (80 cm), width 30.3 inch. (77 cm)

Measures:
Width: 30.31" (77 cm)
Height: 90.55" (230 cm)
Depth: 14.96" (38 cm)

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