outstanding antler gun cabinet bohemia ca. 1870

outstanding antler gun cabinet bohemia ca. 1870
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this cabinet remains from a noble hunting estate in bohemia. large antique oak cabinet decorated with original horns from the deer and the fallow deer, and turned horn roses. on top two fine carved fox heads and a roe buck with original antlers. all with glass eyes. feet of the cupboard carved as hooves from a roe deer.

width: 70.87" (180cm)
height: 104.33" (265cm)
depth: 23.62" (60cm)
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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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