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Black rhinoceros foot coffee table

rhino foot coffee table

In my extensive trawling through sites and shops offering vintage taxidermy I have NEVER come across anything like this piece from the excellent Taxidermy Emporium:

A totally unique piece of modern taxidermy, Black rhinoceros foot coffee table, This is a one off items, top quality , very thick plate glass top in A1 condtion, You will not see another like this, Fantastic interior design piece, complete with Article 10 CITES documentation.

It can be yours – if I dont find the money first for £2750.


Van Ingen leopard head taxidermy

The latest addition to the family – a superb piece of vintage Van Ingen taxidermy. Van Ingen were the taxidermist of choice to India’s Raj in the 19th and early 20th century. This leopard head is actually mounted on a black mahogany wooded shield favored by Rowland Ward – England’s finest taxidermist of the same period.

Van Ingen trophy heads are easily identifiable for their trademark snarling expression and lifelike features. Hope you like it as much as I do.

leopard head van ingen

leopard head van ingen

van ingen leopard head

Vintage image of a gorilla (taxidermy) by Rowland Ward


There is something great about this vintage image of a gorilla animal mount from the Rowland Ward collection, displayed Rowland Ward workshops Piccadilly, London.

Glass Dome Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey

golden lion tamarin monkey

A very rare antique specimen of a Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey(Leontopithecus
rosalia). This example was mounted in the 1920’s-1930’s. It’s fur is golden as
it’s name suggests, shiny and silky soft. It was part of a collection of monkeys on similar plinths, a couple of which we’re labelled Rowland Ward so it it is highly likely Rowland Ward’s are the makers. Golden Lion Tamarin Monkeys are one of the rarest mammals in the world with only an estimated 1000 left in the wild they’re conservation status is listed as critically endangered.