Pair of Swiss 'Black Forest' Antler Carved Trophy Mounts, Dated 1906 and 1906 For Sale
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Pair of Swiss 'Black Forest' Antler Carved Trophy Mounts, Dated 1906 and 1906

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An impressive pair of Swiss ‘Black Forest’ antler carved trophy mounts, dated 1905 and 1906. These large antlers are mounted on carved wooden backplates. One is inscribed ‘Schonbuch 2.Novbr./1905,’, the other “Schonbuch 2.Novbr./1906”. Both skulls bear a painted illustration of a crown above a family crest. These stately mounts add drama a study or drawing room. The wood carving industry of Switzerland began in the town of Brienz in the 1800s where these carvings became a symbol of wealth and affluence. Intricately-carved benches, tables, and table wares found their way into the homes of many elite and knowledgeable connoisseurs around the world. Spotlighted in the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia as well as the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Black Forest became a world-renowned collector's category that still holds prominence today. During the Victorian Era, the popularity of depictions of wildlife in interior design grew rapidly as Black Forest wares became highly sought after in affluent homes. One of the most common examples of this desire for naturalistic decoration is the recurring inclusion of antler trophy mounts on the walls of sumptuous homes. When installed in large groups, these mounts create a striking visual that evokes the atmosphere of a Swiss chalet. Property from an East Coast Collector. This pair is in overall good decorative condition and ready to hang. There are overall minor marks, nicks, and wear as expected with age and use. The antler have some rubbing and tiny cracks. There are some scattered minor nicks and tiny losses to the peripheral carving.

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  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 43.5 in. x W 36 in. x D 24.5 in.H 110.49 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 62.23 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    SN00601966/004
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  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU4595214209012
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