Black Forest Style Antler Chair with Deer Fur Cover Mid 19th century
Item e5980

A rare antique Black Forest antler chair with real stag antlers as legs and backrests, upholstered with original deer leather (torn and ripped). Manufactured in Austria ca. 1860. Chair is in sturdy condition. A great addition to every rustic log cabin setting.

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.

Measures:
Width: 18.11" (46 cm)
Height: 36.61" (93 cm)
Depth: 21.65" (55 cm)
Seat height: 18.5" (47 cm)

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