Historic York County York, PA United States 717.502.1281
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$ 55,000

Black Forest, German or Austrian, Two-Piece Gun Cabinet

Period 19th Century
Materials Wood.
W. 45 in; H. 99.5 in; D. 21.5 in;
W. 114.3 cm; H. 252.73 cm; D. 54.61 cm;
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1860 -1890
Description Made of black walnut, with a wonderfully dovetailed case, the top section has two arched, tombstone, glazed doors, followed by a base with two drawers over two doors. The top is crowned with one of the most startlingly beautiful arrangements of moose and deer antlers that I have ever seen on a piece of case furniture, with boars tusks in the front center.

The center of the crest rail, flanked by antlers, is decorated with a boar's head, expertly carved in deep relief from the base of an antler, just beyond the burl. Polished burls punctuate points all-over the case where two or more antlers join. Even the forked footings where the gun stocks rest inside the cabinet are antler. There are nickel-plated clasps for the barrels. The back isn't simply plank, but has deep, raised panels. It's built like a battleship in terms of sturdiness.

The case was refinished, which doesn't hurt it in my opinion because its German hardwood and the color of the wood is deep and rich. There are but minor losses in the wild hog tusk and a couple of new nails, evidently to strengthen the antlers when it was refinished.
Styles / Movements Other
Incollect Reference Number 248333
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