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Armchair

Armchair

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rampendahl, H. F. C. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Horns, antlers, and teeth of various species with velvet upholstery

  • Museum number:

    W.1-1970

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

On loan to Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales

Physical description

Horns, antlers, and teeth of various species with the original green velvet upholstery

Place of Origin

Germany (made)

Date

1860-1865 (made)

Artist/maker

Rampendahl, H. F. C. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Horns, antlers, and teeth of various species with velvet upholstery

Dimensions

Height: 1280 mm, Width: 740 mm, Depth: 820 cm

Object history note

Purchased by the V&A in 1970, along with its pair W.2-1970, for £500 from Mrs. R.M. Salter Townshend of The Castle, Castletownshend, Skibberdeen, County Cork, Ireland (acquisition Registered File: 69/1728).

Descriptive line

antler; German, 1860-70, Rampendahl ?, antlers, 88/530

Labels and date

ARMCHAIR AND MIRROR

Manufacturer: attributed to H. F. Rampendahl
Hamburg (?): about 1860
Horn, antlers and teeth of various species of deer, the armchair with its original green velvet upholstery

W.1&4-1970

'American and European Art and Design 1800-1900'

Part of a suite which also includes a sofa and a second armchair, these pieces of antler furniture exemplify a widespread taste, groups being shown at both the 1851 and 1862 exhibitions. [1987-2006]
Suite of Horn Furniture
Horns, antlers and teeth of various species with the original green velvet upholstery
Austrian or German; about 1865
W.1-4-1970
Horn furntiure, which was also made in the United States, was a not uncommon Victorian genre. A large suite is at Osborne House, I.O.W. Osborne also contains a suite of horn furniture comparable to one recently purchase by the Museum (W.1-4-1970), which is probably German of about 1865; it still retains its original upholstery. [unknown]

Materials

Horn; Antler; Bone; Velvet

Techniques

Upholstered

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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