19th-century Austrian fallow deer 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 favorite hunting Schloss of the Habsburg family. The plaque itself is an original, hand-carved wooden plaque in a classic Black Forest theme, with oak leaves and acorns with a small badge below the cap. The skull cap also features an original metal wappen.
Plaque measures: 12" H x 8.5" W. Total height is 24", antler spread is 26" and the antler depth is 16" (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.