Large Black Forest Antler Gun Cabinet ca. 1900

Large Black Forest Antler Gun Cabinet ca. 1900
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A large antique oak wood gun cabinet decorated with several original antlers from the deer, the fallow deer, antelope and chamois. Elaborately manufactured with many details like the covers of the locks which are made made of horn. Booth lower doors decorated with wooden carved staghound heads. Inside with drawers for ammo and equipement and place for 10 rifles. Good condition, green canvas may be later and is partly loose. A rare extraordinary gun cabinet which highlights every cabin setting, manufactured in Austria ca. 1900.

width: 54.33" (138cm)
height: 87.4" (222cm)
depth: 25.98" (66cm)
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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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