When you furnish your home in a rustic style, sometimes it's hard to find appropriate accent pieces. Scottsdale Art Factory has the solution. Our rustic Whitetail Deer Antler Table Lamp uses only naturally shed antlers that our master craftsmen color match and gloss. The antlers are then mounted together before wiring the lamp to UL standards. In keeping with the rustic theme, you can choose a natural rawhide shade, which is hand stitched, or, if your prefer, ask for a synthetic rawhide. Each antler lamp is handcrafted just for you, so you can perfectly match the style of your home. You are guaranteed a unique accent piece when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory, so pick up the phone and call one of our talented designers today.
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All antlers offered by Scottsdale Art Factory are natural AA Grade, top quality and gathered from the Great North woods immediately after they are naturally shed. We obtain first antlers as soon as possible so they are completely intact and not left to rot or get eaten by rodents. We never use seconds, fake or faux antlers of any kind. We source from the great American Northwoods region because calcium deposits are abundant and result in higher quality, structurally sound antlers.
The Historical Origins of Antler Furnishings
Antlers have been used for centuries by many Native American tribes as tools, decoration, and weapons. Some creation myths in Mexico depict deers as the first parents of the human race and they are considered sacred animals that act as caretakers of the Earth. A Cherokee legend tells the story of how deer originally had no horns but won a pair as a prize for a race against a deceitful rabbit. After proving that the rabbit was cheating, the animals of the forest rewarded the deer with antlers. Every generation of deer since has proudly worn them atop their heads.
Antler furniture became popular in Europe during the 1800s when it was made almost exclusively for nobility to decorate country manors and hunting castles. It later became a lifestyle trend for middle-class Europeans looking for a unique aesthetic. Today, many historic collections of antler furniture exist including the one of Count Arco in his palace in Munich, Germany.
How Art Factory Antler Furnishings Are Made
We start with natural antlers and preserve each individual colors. Since each one is unique in form and shape, we pick the best ones that will made your lamp aesthetically pleasing and one-of-a-kind.
All of our lighting is hipot tested to the rigorous standards and guidelines of Underwriters Laboratories. Our lighting can carry the UL seal of approval and all seals are recognized by building code inspectors the world over.
Our beautiful patina finishes are hand applied using a special patented process where oxides are bonded into the metal at over 1000 degrees. This permanent finish beautifies with age. We never paint or faux finish any of our iron. To enhance the look of your antlers, all iron parts are well hidden using a variety of colors and hand applied iron oxide patinas.
Facts About Antlers
Deer communicate in a variety of ways including sound, scent, and marking. All deer are capable of producing audible noises, unique to each animal. Fawns release a high pitched squeal, known as a bleat, while does also bleat and occasionally grunt. Grunting produces a low, guttural sound to attract the attention of any deer in the area. Both does and bucks snort to signal danger. Bucks are unique, however, in their grunt-snort-wheeze pattern that often shows aggression and hostility.
Antlered deer possess many glands that produce scents, some of which are so potent they can be detected by the humans. The three major glands are orbital, tarsal and metatarsal. Orbital glands are found on the head and scent is deposited by rubbing. The tarsal glands are found on the lower outside of each hind leg which leaves a trail on vegetation. And the metatarsal glands, found on the inside "knee" of each hind leg, are the most potent.
During the first year, pedicles (a stalklike structure connecting orange or other parts) appear on the young deer's forehead. The following year, the youngster sprouts straight shafts, and, in the third year, the first antler branch appears. As the deer matures, his antlers lengthen and, in most species, sprout additional branches. A deer’s age can actually be determined from the number of branches on his antlers, as the number increases with age.
Scottsdale Art Factory, an American manufacturer of handcrafted custom chandeliers, lighting, doors, gates, and designer furniture based in Scottsdale, Arizona, has designed and built some of the world's finest furnishings in America since 1913. Designs by H.J. Nick, create timeless pieces for all types of homes and businesses. Our clients are looking for that big factor and we pride ourselves on always exceeding expectations.
We produce investment value furnishings that make a proper statement reflecting our client’s personalites or the personality of the environment for which the custom furnishing is intended. Call us to discuss your antler chandelier design ideas at 1-800-292-0008
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