19th century Austrian red stag trophy on original Black Forest carved plaque that hung in Emperor Franz Josef's castle at Eckartsau in the Southern Austrian Alps. Eckartsau was a favourite hunting schloss of the Habsburg family. The plaque itself is an original, hand-carved plaque in a classic Black Forest theme including oak leaves and acorns on each side of the plaque and a large badge at the bottom (these areas would often be used to add writing or a date for the trophy). The cap also features a military wappen with three lions on a laurel-wreath badge.
Plaque measures 14.5" H x 10.5" W. Total height is 35", antler spread is 26" and the antler depth is 19" (to the wall).
Part of The European Hunt collection, this collection of antique hunting trophies has been examined and appraised by James Supp of Coronado Trading Co., who is best known for his work with the PBS production "Antiques Roadshow." All pieces in this collection have been examined and appraised and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.
Item Ref: EHC2018-10