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Group of Six Swiss 'Black Forest' Moose Antler Trophy Mounts, Early 20th Century

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This group of six early 20th century Swiss 'Black Forest' antler trophy mounts are composed of carved wooden backplates and soaring moose antlers. Each backplate is carved with foliate decoration, including oak leaves, acorns, and c- and s-scrolls. The date of the hunting party is inscribed to each. Antler trophy mounts were often made to commemorate a successful hunting party. 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. 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 tablewares 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. Property from an East Coast Collector. In overall good decorative condition. Sound and ready to hang. Some antlers loose and would benefit from re-securing. With scattered minor marks, nicks, surface scratches and wear, as to be expected from age. Minor tiny losses and chips to peripheral carving. Overall rubbing and cracks to antlers.

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  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 29 in. x W 23 in. x D 18 in.H 73.66 cm x W 58.42 cm x D 45.72 cm
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Seller Reference Number
    SN00601966/020
  • Item Location
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  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Reference Number
    LU4595214395212
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