We are always looking to buy taxidermy items especially antique pieces and we have bought items as diverse as Victorian tiger and lion skin rugs, elephant foot umbrella stands, whole peacocks, deer, domestic pets, bison (yes, bison!) and any number of mounted, cased, and domed animals, birds and fish.
This is a huge glass dome measuring 27″ in height x 25″ in diameter and containing over 40 exotic birds collected by the Bishop of Trinidad & Tobago in the late Victorian era that we purchased in 2013.
This picture shows an incredible Edwardian cased taxidermy bird group including two red breasted toucans.
Here are some of the other items we have found over the past few years:
A beautiful modern cased parrot.
The biggest Victorian mounted turtle head we have ever seen!
A very large Edwardian Tiger mount (originally from a rug by Van Ingen, Mysore, India).
Beautiful, vintage glass dome of parakeets (with an iguana sneaking around behind them!).
Sssssss snake skin…
Three wise monkeys – Hear no evil…
Antique full body lion rug. This lion rug, along with a marmot and a buzzard were recently hired to the team who make the television show Made In Chelsea and you should be able to see them in a late December 2014 episode.
And here is a peacock, Bernard, which was originally used in the television production Mr Selfridge.
We are always happy to talk to television and film makers about hiring items of stock – just contact us for details.
Elephant foot stool/storage box.