Antique Ceiling Lamp with Cattle Horns Austria circa 1880
Item e3867

The rare rustic ceiling lamp is made of original bull or cattle horns, wood, brass chains and fittings and velvet fabric. Manufactured in Austria ca. 1880. An extraordinary addition to each rustic cabin setting. The chandelier is in unrestored original condition: wood with old wormholes, fabric needs to be restored, old cabling.

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:
Height: 59.06" (150 cm)
Diameter: 33.46" (85 cm)

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