A rare antique writing desk set made of wood and original antlers decorated with fine carved hunting scenes depicting deer families, game and staghond. The wooden base is completely venered covered with thin antler pieces. Executed in Germany ca. 1840. The writing desk is in very good original condition. Small piece missing on one foot.
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.
This article contains parts of animal origin, which belong to non-endangered and non-threatened animals and follow the US Fish & Wildlife regulations. They are not listed on CITES Appendix I and II. Our international shipping follows all country laws.
Width: 7.09" (18 cm)
Height: 5.51" (14 cm)
Depth: 3.54" (9 cm)