large oak wood desk with antler decorations by rudolf brix 1900

large oak wood desk with antler decorations by rudolf brix 1900
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item e4484
antique oak wood desk decorated with several antler pieces. the doors and sides carry mass animal heads (staghound and fox). manufactured in austria ca. 1900 by Rudolf Brix, Vienna. broken animal head meanwhile restored - see detail pictures.
width: 68.9" (175cm)
height: 31.89" (81cm)
depth: 29.53" (75cm)
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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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