antler flower stand austria ca. 1880

antler flower stand austria ca. 1880
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item e3707
great antler flower stand made of deer horns. decorated with wild boar tusks and turned horn roses. manufactured in austria circa 1880. wooden table top 18.5" x 14.2" inches (47x36 cm).
height: 42.13" (107cm)
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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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