Large Antique Antler Gun Cabinet Bohemia ca. 1870

Large Antique Antler Gun Cabinet Bohemia ca. 1870
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A large gun cabinet from a noble hunting estate in Bohemia. The massive oak cabinet is richly decorated with original horns from the deer, the fallow deer and turned horn roses. On top it features two wooden carved fox heads and a roe buck head with original antlers, all with glass eyes. The feet of the cupboard are carved as hooves from a roe deer. Inside with drawers for ammo and storage for hunters equipement and rifles. This great cabinet needs space to develop its full effect. It will be the highlight in every hunting room. Manufactured in Bohemia in the second half of the 19th century. Good condition with some minor verner defects.

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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