Learn about Taxidermy

Taxidermy is the art of mounting or reproducing animals for display or study and in the past the word has been associated with large gloomy Victorian houses filled with stuffed animals. However in recent years, taxidermy has emerged from the shadows as a collecting area in its own right and in the United Kingdom there are now dealers who deal only in taxidermy. In Victorian times, taxidermists performed a valuable service, bringing wildlife into homes and allowing the inhabitants to see real birds and mammals at close quarters. They could also create trophies to provide mementoes of a good day's fishing or hunting. The value of taxidermy specimens is enhanced by the presence of an original label detailing when and where the specimen was obtained and by a trade label of the taxidermist, the most sought after being Rowland Ward of London. In assessing a taxidermied specimen, the potential buyer should carefully study the colours and brightness of the specimen, the eyes, the detail of the groundwork, style and condition of the case and the rarity of the species. Worm or insect eaten specimens, fading, and other damage substantially reduce the value of taxidermied items.
10 item(s) found:

These items are not for sale and the descriptions, images and prices are for reference purposes only.

A massive and magnificent moose head shoulder mount trophy in exceptional condition with detachable antlers, the moose is approx 123 cm from nose to mount and the antlers span 150 cm

Highly prized 7 rare yukon bull moose record trophy, shoulder mounted, 5 foot antler width

A shoulder mount European moose head together with an, oil on canvas scene of a moose in the wilds. Height 107 cm. Width 110 cm. Depth 104 cm

A large impressive taxidermied moose head, this alaskan trophy head was shot by the hunter and author Keith Severinsen, described in his book 'Hunter Climb High'. Width of span 1070, depth from wall 95 cm

A set of moose antlers, on skull section. Width 90 cm

A large Canadian moose trophy head, 25 points, straight shoulder mount with detachable antlers, good colour and condition, 141 cm spread. Depth 125 cm

An impressive alaskan yukon moose shoulder mount, complete with full original antlers.1.7 meter antler spread. Width 140 cm. Depth 140 cm.

A set of moose antlers, unmounted the part skull covered in velvet, one paddle with nine points, the other with eight points, greatest width 98 cm