Pair of Small Antique Horn Chairs, Austria ca. 1870
Item e5681

A pair small bull horn chairs ca. 1870, one covered with vintage cattle coat which has to be renewed (is loosing the hairs), the other without cover. Iron legs are added to improve stability. They are manufactured in Austria ca. 1870.

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:
Width: 26.38" (67 cm)
Height: 30.71" (78 cm)
Depth: 27.56" (70 cm)
Seat height: 17.72" (45 cm)

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