Pair Antique Rustic Antler Parlor Chairs, Germany ca. 1900
Item e6222

A pair of antique antler chairs, made of horns from the deer and fallow deer. They are decorated with a turned horn rose and wildboar tusks. The seat and backrest are made of oak wood with handcarved bark decoration and wicker mesh. The legs are reinforced with handforged iron rods. Manufactured in Germany, ca. 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: 19.69" (50 cm)
Height: 46.46" (118 cm)
Depth: 20.87" (53 cm)
Seat height: 18.9" (48 cm)

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