H: 58 in / 146 cm | W: 51 in / 129 cm | D: 28 in / 70 cmDescription
A Remarkable Scottish Laird's Armchair
This astonishing creation incorporates carved mahogany and a pair of indigenous Fallow Deer antlers, of considerable antiquity; rising from ring turned, tapered and lobed front legs shod with castors, having a conjoining arc-en-arbalette reeded frontrail; housed within the eighteen point antlers, the back is of lancet form, carved with sinuous flowering foliates, having fruiting vines over, and capped by a shaped finial; the arms shaped and swept.
Scottish, Circa 1850
Found only on bucks, antlers of the Scottish naturalised fallow deer are palmate - they have a flat area like the palm of your hand, with 'fingers' extending from them in adults. The antlers increase in size with age, this particular example being exceptionally large and mature.REF No. 9138