German Black Forest Style Antler Rack - WWII Vintage
Lovely German antler rack with Black Forest style wood mount. This rack is on the small side and oddly shaped. I know misshapen antlers such as this do have a niche collector base. The mount is a pressed wood particle composite that was just begginning to be used for this purpose in the 1920's. This one has a sticker on the back that is mostly rubbed off and illegible. I have another rack that is the same style and the sticker is legible on that one (See last photo on this listing). On this sticker it notes the location of manufacture as Osterreich which is name for Austria from the annexation by Germany until the end of WWII. It is interesting to be able to pinpoint when this was made and note that it is at least 67 years old. Despite being particle wood the mount has a good look to it and would look great in almost any decor and add a touch of the Old World. This is one of three that I recently purchased.In the group photo this is one on the left. Really a wonderful item and I am glad to be able to offer it at a more then reasonable price.