19th century fallow deer trophy from Emperor Franz Josef's castle at Eckartsau in the Southern Austrian Alps, a favorite hunting schloss of the Habsburg Royal family. This historic hunting trophy an original French gorget, all on a hand carved Italian polychrome painted plaque. These antlers originally hung on the exterior of Eckartsau castle (in the interior courtyard) so were thus exposed to the elements giving the antlers a bleached appearance.
Part of The European Hunt collection presented by Laurier Blanc, this collection of antique hunting trophies from Royal & Noble European families 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." Certificate of Authenticity included.
Plaque measures: 22" H x 19" W.
Total Height: 33".
Antler spread is 32" W x 19.5" D.