Fads come and go, but their memory will always survive through the pages of newspapers.

Splendid Specimens of the Taxidermist's Art

Animal furniture

Animal furniture was the big thing in the mid-19th century. In a strange decision that decidedly broke up the “monotony” of simply hanging animal heads on walls, hunters and enthusiasts began to have pets and hunted animals, big and small, stuffed and shaped into chairs, tables and accessories.

The fad of big game furniture

This bizarre practice was something of an art for a time, until eventually it faded out of popularity. This may have had something to do with the fact that most of the resulting creations were kind of horrifying.

Elephant's Foot as a Liquor Stand

Chair Made From a Baby Giraffe

A search on animal furniture leads to more articles on this unusual trend. But Newspapers.com has much more to offer! Try searching or browsing through our growing collection of papers for relatives, events, or topics that interest you.

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