black forest antler gun cabinet vitrine ca. 1900

black forest antler gun cabinet vitrine ca. 1900
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item e4966
antique wooden gun cabinet decorated with original antlers from the deer, fallow deer and turned horn roses. with glass door, the lower door panels are metal plates depicting stags. for six rifles.
width: 43.31" (110cm)
height: 75.98" (193cm)
depth: 16.54" (42cm)
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The first antler furniture

Trophies of the chase have been used to decorate log cabins and hunting lodges for many a long years. Antlers and stuffed heads mounted on walls where the first hunting objects used to fashion homes. A hunting lodge replete with antlers and stuffed animals may probably have been the place where the first ideas for antler furnishings came up. Antler furniture are furniture which are either manufactured completely from e. g. stag antlers, or furniture which are decorated with antler pieces from the stag, deer, fallow deer... or veneered with sliced antler pieces to get a hunting design. Antler furniture are in addition often decorated with carved horn roses, wild boar tusks and horns from the ibex or chamois.

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