This antique Habsburg Red Stag trophy is mounted on a hand carved Black Forest plaque with Classic Black Forest themes of pine cones, pine branches, and scroll work with gilt accents. The full-CAP is decorated with an original Bavarian offiicer's wappen from the officer's "pickelhaube" or helmet. Hanging around the skull is a Prussian Cuirassier gorget showing the Frederick The Great eagle with a date of 1745.
The plaque measures 28"H x 15"W. The overall measurements are 45"H x 39"W x 19"D. The spread is 39".
Part of The European Hunt collection, this collection of antique hunting trophies from German and Austrian royalty and houses of nobility 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 document.
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