This antique Red Stag trophy is believed to have been taken by one of the Grand Dukes of Baden in the 19th century. The roe deer antlers on the top of the plaque are attached to a hand carved wooden skull. The back plaque features detailed, Black Forest carvings of birds, leaves and other natural elements. On the cap of the skull is the crest of the Grand Dukes of Baden, below the hand painted "B" for Baden with the crown above.
The Kingdom of Baden became a Duchy when Napoleon came through in 1806. Since the Baden Royal family did not resist Napoleon, and he stayed in one of their castles for quite a while, he granted them Duchy status (thus, the Grand Dukes and Dukes of Baden). These trophies are part of a larger group of pieces attributed to the Grand Dukes of Baden, a German Duchy which existed from 1806-1918.
Dimensions: H 43" x W 53" x D 23". There is wear to the piece consistent with age and use, although it remains in very good condition.
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” document.
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