Flora & Fauna Catalogue Highlight: Carved and Painted Deer with Antlers

It feels fitting to kick off our series of highlights from our newly published catalogue Flora & Fauna with this pair of carved and painted deer with antlers. Deer hold special meaning in many religions and cultures.  In the Buddhist tradition, deer represent harmony, happiness, and serenity.  The Buddha gave his first sermon within the tranquil … Continue reading Flora & Fauna Catalogue Highlight: Carved and Painted Deer with Antlers

A Noble Pair: Carved and Painted Deer with Antlers

We are taking a quick break from our usual English antique furniture posts to share what is arguably our most charming recent acquisition: a pair of carved and painted deer with antlers.  In our exploration of deer and their cultural history, we are sharing other depictions of deer from a wide range of cultures and … Continue reading A Noble Pair: Carved and Painted Deer with Antlers