Antique Antler Easy Chair by H.F.C Rampendahl ca. 1880
Item e6339

A rare antler armchair made of original horns from the stag and fallow deer. Feet made of original deer legs reinforced with wood. The unusual chair is elaborately manufactured with fine carved horn roses and canvas upholstery. Attributed to H.F.C. Rampendahl, Germany ca. 1880. Very good sturdy condition, upholstery most probably replaced, worn in the front area of the seat.

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: 27.95" (71 cm)
Height: 47.24" (120 cm)
Depth: 29.53" (75 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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