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 more...

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A zebra hide, South African, 270 cm long from tail to snout,…

South African Zebra Hide: 270cm Long, 190cm Wide

A zebra hide, South African, 270 cm long from tail to snout, 190 cm wide at hindquarters

Y a zebra skin rug, 292 cm long, 175 cm wide

Large Zebra Skin Rug - 292x175cm

Y a zebra skin rug, 292 cm long, 175 cm wide

A Burchell's zebra skin floor rug, includes head, mane and tail,…

Burchell's Zebra Skin Rug with Head and Tail

A Burchell's zebra skin floor rug, includes head, mane and tail, some marks to skin. Length 300 cm.

An adult zebra skin, well-tanned with supple leather, display…

South African Zebra Skin Rug

An adult zebra skin, well-tanned with supple leather, display typical patterning. South Africa label on reverse. 285 x 180 cm.

Full zebra head mount taxidermy zebra, head shoulder and front…

Zebra Head, Shoulder, and Leg Mount Taxidermy

Full zebra head mount taxidermy zebra, head shoulder and front leg mount

Taxidermy zebra, full head mount with glass eyes

Zebra Head Taxidermy with Glass Eyes

Taxidermy zebra, full head mount with glass eyes

Zebra hide rug, . Provenance: The Estate of Irena Nebenzahl,…

Irena's Zebra Hide Rug

Zebra hide rug, . Provenance: The Estate of Irena Nebenzahl, Sydney

An Equus quagga (zebra) skin rug, South African, 20th century,…

South African Zebra Skin Rug, 20th Century

An Equus quagga (zebra) skin rug, South African, 20th century, 325 cm long, 200 cm wide (variable)

Rug, South African, 20th century an Equus quagga (zebra) skin…

South African Zebra Skin Rug

Rug, South African, 20th century an Equus quagga (zebra) skin rug, 290 cm long, 200 cm wide (variable)

A large vintage zebra skin, in good condition. Colours retained…

Vintage Zebra Skin - Excellent Condition

A large vintage zebra skin, in good condition. Colours retained well over time. 3000 x 220 cm

A vintage zebra skin, 305 x 188 cm. Provenance: from the…

Swanton's Vintage Zebra Skin

A vintage zebra skin, 305 x 188 cm. Provenance: from the contents of Swanton (built 1827), Sutton Forrest, NSW

A vintage zebra skin, with head, mane and tail. 2360 X 210 cm.

Vintage Zebra Skin with Head and Tail

A vintage zebra skin, with head, mane and tail. 2360 X 210 cm.

A quality taxidermy zebra head and shoulder mount, the head…

Taxidermy Zebra Head and Shoulder Mount

A quality taxidermy zebra head and shoulder mount, the head turned slightly to the right. Depth from nose to wall 78 cm. Height 96 cm.

A shoulder mount Burchells zebra, sourced ethically, height 130…

Ethical Burchells Zebra Shoulder Mount

A shoulder mount Burchells zebra, sourced ethically, height 130 cm, width 40 cm, diameter 70 cm. Provenance: World Store

A large zebra skin, some minor areas of wear consistent with…

Vintage Zebra Skin Rug - 260 x 190 cm

A large zebra skin, some minor areas of wear consistent with age and use. 260 x 190 cm

An Equus quagga (zebra) skin rug 226 cm high, 136 cm wide.…

Zebra Skin Rug - CITES Certificate Required

An Equus quagga (zebra) skin rug 226 cm high, 136 cm wide. Other Notes: this item will require a CITES certificate for export and cannot be shipped to the USA or Territories. Please visit www.cites.org for further information

A taxidermic shoulder mounted zebra (Equus Quagga), the…

Zebra Shoulder Mount, Glass Eyes - 85x83cm

A taxidermic shoulder mounted zebra (Equus Quagga), the specimen slightly inclined to the left and having glass eyes, length 85 cm, depth 83 cm

Taxidermy shoulder mount of a zebra

Zebra Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

Taxidermy shoulder mount of a zebra

Zebra skin, a well tanned example. Length 2700 (nose to tail),…

Well-tanned Zebra Skin: 2700mm x 23cm

Zebra skin, a well tanned example. Length 2700 (nose to tail), W.23 cm.

A Burchell's zebra skin, Length excluding tail 2300. Maximum…

Burchell's Zebra Skin: 2300 Length, 1780 Width

A Burchell's zebra skin, Length excluding tail 2300. Maximum width 1780.

Antique Elephant foot stool with Zebra skin top

Elephant Foot Stool with Zebra Skin Top

Antique Elephant foot stool with Zebra skin top

African Zebra skin A1 grade rug, 3m long on felt padding

African Zebra Skin Rug with Felt Padding - 3m Long

African Zebra skin A1 grade rug, 3m long on felt padding

A Burchell's zebra skin rug, in good order. Length from tip to…

Burchell's Zebra Skin Rug - 290cm x 190cm

A Burchell's zebra skin rug, in good order. Length from tip to tail 290 cm, width 190 cm

An Equus quagga (Zebra) skin, 310 x 200 cm

Large Zebra Skin for Decoration or Display

An Equus quagga (Zebra) skin, 310 x 200 cm

A vintage zebra skin, some distress, mounted on black felt…

Distressed Zebra Skin on Black Felt Mount

A vintage zebra skin, some distress, mounted on black felt ground.

Taxidermy African Zebra shoulder mount

African Zebra Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

Taxidermy African Zebra shoulder mount

An African Plains zebra head (Equus Quagga), a shoulder mounted…

African Plains Zebra Taxidermy Shoulder Mount

An African Plains zebra head (Equus Quagga), a shoulder mounted taxidermic specimen, length 85 cm, depth 78 cm

A zebra skin rug, early 1970s, mounted on beige felt and…

Zebra Rug with Valuation (1973)

A zebra skin rug, early 1970s, mounted on beige felt and accompanied by a 1973 valuation from Lisal of Melbourne, issued under the authority of the Federated Fur Trade Council of Australia, length 234 cm, width 182 cm

A brown Zebra skin mounted on felt, 140 cm long

Brown Zebra Skin Mount on Felt - 140cm

A brown Zebra skin mounted on felt, 140 cm long

Taxidermy zebra skin

Zebra Taxidermy Skin

Taxidermy zebra skin

A mounted zebra skin pelt, with felt Backing, mid 20th century.…

Mid 20th Century Zebra Skin Pelt with Felt Backing

A mounted zebra skin pelt, with felt Backing, mid 20th century. Length 310 cm

Zebra skin, mounted on felt. Ex Desmond Barnes Collection,…

Zebra Skin Mount on Felt, Desmond Barnes Collection

Zebra skin, mounted on felt. Ex Desmond Barnes Collection, approx 300 cm x 161 cm

Zebra Hide 20th century full tanned skin. Provenance:…

20th Century Zebra Hide with Export Certificate

Zebra Hide 20th century full tanned skin. Provenance: accompanied by animal Health export certificate

A zebra skin rug on velvet backing, 19th century (poor…

19th Century Zebra Skin Rug (Poor Condition)

A zebra skin rug on velvet backing, 19th century (poor condition)

A zebra skin mid 20th century (poor condition)

Damaged Mid-Century Zebra Skin

A zebra skin mid 20th century (poor condition)

A vintage zebra skin felt backed rug

Vintage Zebra Felt-Backed Rug

A vintage zebra skin felt backed rug

South African taxidermy zebra, shoulder mount

SA Zebra Shoulder Mount Taxidermy

South African taxidermy zebra, shoulder mount

African zebra skin rug on felt, 3m length

3m African Zebra Skin Rug on Felt

African zebra skin rug on felt, 3m length

Taxidermy African zebra shoulder trophy mount, 80 cm

African Zebra Shoulder Trophy Mount - 80cm

Taxidermy African zebra shoulder trophy mount, 80 cm

A fine African plains zebra head (Equus Quagga), a shoulder…

Mounted African Zebra Head

A fine African plains zebra head (Equus Quagga), a shoulder mounted taxidermic specimen. Height 80 cm. Width 33 cm. Depth 77 cm

Taxidermy zebra head, approx 83 cm high, 40 cm wide, 80 cm deep

Large Taxidermy Zebra Head - 83cm High

Taxidermy zebra head, approx 83 cm high, 40 cm wide, 80 cm deep

An African zebra shoulder mount

African Zebra Shoulder Mount

An African zebra shoulder mount

Magnificent African zebra, shoulder mount

African Zebra Shoulder Mount

Magnificent African zebra, shoulder mount

Antique large zebra shoulder mount

Vintage Zebra Shoulder Mount

Antique large zebra shoulder mount

A vintage taxidermy african shoulder mounted zebra

Vintage African Zebra Taxidermy Shoulder Mount

A vintage taxidermy african shoulder mounted zebra

Vintage taxidermy African zebra stallion, shoulder mount

African Zebra Stallion Taxidermy Shoulder Mount

Vintage taxidermy African zebra stallion, shoulder mount

A good Hartmans zebra skin, the full skin including the head,…

Premium Hartmans Zebra Skin with Complete Features

A good Hartmans zebra skin, the full skin including the head, complete with ears, mane and tail, the quality tanning giving a velvety soft feel. Length 3300 mm, width 240 cm

An African zebra taxidermy pelt mounted on felt backing. Length…

African Zebra Taxidermy Pelt Mounted on Felt Backing

An African zebra taxidermy pelt mounted on felt backing. Length 320

A taxidermy shoulder mount zebra. Height 100 cm. Depth 77 cm

Zebra Shoulder Mount - 100cm Height, 77cm Depth

A taxidermy shoulder mount zebra. Height 100 cm. Depth 77 cm

A zebra skin floor rug; approx. 280 cm long,  195 cm wide

Large Zebra Skin Rug - 280x195cm

A zebra skin floor rug; approx. 280 cm long, 195 cm wide

African zebra shoulder mount head

African Zebra Shoulder Mount

African zebra shoulder mount head

Zebra skin, with tail and head intact. 280 cm x 170 cm approx.

Intact Zebra Skin: Head, Tail, 280cm x 170cm

Zebra skin, with tail and head intact. 280 cm x 170 cm approx.

Taxidermied zebra skin, with tail and head intact. 300 cm x 210…

Zebra Trophy

Taxidermied zebra skin, with tail and head intact. 300 cm x 210 cm approx.

Taxidermied zebra, rearing from the front quarters. 130 cm x 43…

Rearing Zebra Taxidermy

Taxidermied zebra, rearing from the front quarters. 130 cm x 43 cm x 80 cm

A zebra skin. Length 300 cm. Width 200 cm

300x200cm Zebra Skin

A zebra skin. Length 300 cm. Width 200 cm

A Burchell's zebra skin rug, the skin backed on to black felt,…

Burchell's Zebra Skin Rug - 250cm x 170cm

A Burchell's zebra skin rug, the skin backed on to black felt, includes tail and a fraction of mane. Length from tip to tail 250 cm, width from leg to leg 170 cm

Rare taxidermy zebra, head and shoulder mount. Length 90 cm

Rare Zebra Taxidermy Mount - Head and Shoulders

Rare taxidermy zebra, head and shoulder mount. Length 90 cm

African zebra skin rug, length 300 cm

300cm African Zebra Skin Rug

African zebra skin rug, length 300 cm

African taxidermy zebra shoulder mount trophy

African Zebra Shoulder Mount Trophy

African taxidermy zebra shoulder mount trophy

A good vintage zebra skin, large size, complete with head and…

Vintage Zebra Skin with Head and Tail - Large Size

A good vintage zebra skin, large size, complete with head and tail

A wall mounted zebra head approximately 75 cm

Wall Zebra Head: Striking D├ęcor for Modern Spaces

A wall mounted zebra head approximately 75 cm

A zebra skin rug approximately 320 cm long from head to tail

320cm Zebra Skin Rug

A zebra skin rug approximately 320 cm long from head to tail

Zebra skin rug mounted on black felt padding, excellent…

Zebra Rug on Black Felt Padding - Excellent Condition

Zebra skin rug mounted on black felt padding, excellent condition (3m)

Antique zebra skin rug mounted on velvet felt padding, 3m

Velvet-backed 3m antique zebra skin rug

Antique zebra skin rug mounted on velvet felt padding, 3m

A large zebra skin, in fine condition, includes mane. Length…

Pristine Zebra Skin with Mane: 2800 Inches Long

A large zebra skin, in fine condition, includes mane. Length approx. 2800

Antique mahogany William IV adjustable arm chair, upholstered…

William IV Mahogany Zebra Armchair

Antique mahogany William IV adjustable arm chair, upholstered in zebra skin

A zebra skin. Length 267 cm (including tail). Width 170 cm

267cm Zebra Skin: Striking Decorative Piece

A zebra skin. Length 267 cm (including tail). Width 170 cm

An adult zebra skin floor rug, labelled 'Hand Tanning by Safari…

Zebra Skin Rug by Safari Services

An adult zebra skin floor rug, labelled 'Hand Tanning by Safari Services, Maun, Botswana', includes mane, tail etc, stitched to a black felt backing, labelled

Brown and white zebra skin rug, with black felt backing (A/F).…

Zebra Skin Rug (A/F) - 300 cm Length

Brown and white zebra skin rug, with black felt backing (A/F). Approx length 300 cm

Brown and white zebra skin rug, with black felt backing (A/F).…

Brown and White Zebra Skin Rug - A/F

Brown and white zebra skin rug, with black felt backing (A/F). Approx length 320 cm

An elephant's foot stool, the circular padded seat covered in…

Zebra Skin Elephant Foot Stool with Storage

An elephant's foot stool, the circular padded seat covered in zebra skin enclosing a storage compartment. Height 48 cm.

A zebra skin rug approx.240 x 180 cm

Large Zebra Skin Rug - 240 x 180 cm

A zebra skin rug approx.240 x 180 cm

A zebra skin with tail. Length 290 cm

290cm Zebra Skin with Tail

A zebra skin with tail. Length 290 cm

A Burchell's zebra, shoulder mount. Height 74 cm. Depth 75 cm

Burchell's Zebra Shoulder Mount - 74cm x 75cm

A Burchell's zebra, shoulder mount. Height 74 cm. Depth 75 cm

A zebra skin rug, on a black felt backing. Length 266 cm

Zebra Rug: Bold Statement for Any Space

A zebra skin rug, on a black felt backing. Length 266 cm

A zebra skin, with canvas backing. Length 230 cm

Canvas-Backed Zebra Skin: 230 cm Length

A zebra skin, with canvas backing. Length 230 cm

A zebra, trophy shoulder mount. Height 120 cm

120 cm Zebra Shoulder Mount Trophy

A zebra, trophy shoulder mount. Height 120 cm

A zebra, trophy shoulder mount. Height 120 cm

120cm Zebra Shoulder Mount Trophy

A zebra, trophy shoulder mount. Height 120 cm

A zebra pedestal mount, the trophy shoulder mount on raised…

Zebra Shoulder Mount on Raised Stand - 175cm

A zebra pedestal mount, the trophy shoulder mount on raised wooden stand. Height 175 cm

An antique Grevy's zebra skin. Height 190 cm. Width 132 cm

Antique Grevy's Zebra Skin - 190 x 132 cm

An antique Grevy's zebra skin. Height 190 cm. Width 132 cm

Zebra skin. Length 300 cm

300cm Zebra Skin

Zebra skin. Length 300 cm

A good brown zebra shoulder mount from Southern Africa, 99 cm…

Southern African Brown Zebra Shoulder Mount - 99cm

A good brown zebra shoulder mount from Southern Africa, 99 cm depth. Height 73 cm.

A fine Burchell's zebra shoulder mount from South Africa, in…

Burchell's Zebra Shoulder Mount - South Africa

A fine Burchell's zebra shoulder mount from South Africa, in good condition and colour. Depth 45 cm. Height 65 cm

A plains zebra pelt, with black felt backing, 276 cm long

276cm Plains Zebra Pelt with Black Felt Backing

A plains zebra pelt, with black felt backing, 276 cm long

A fine Burchell's zebra shoulder mount, in a realistic pose.…

Realistic Burchell's Zebra Shoulder Mount

A fine Burchell's zebra shoulder mount, in a realistic pose. Height 90 cm. Depth 85 cm

A fine Burchell's zebra shoulder mount from South Africa.…

Burchell's Zebra Shoulder Mount - South African Beauty

A fine Burchell's zebra shoulder mount from South Africa. Height 90 cm. Depth 75 cm

A magnificent zebra shoulder mount. Complete with full mane.…

Stunning Mane Zebra Shoulder Mount - 76cm Height

A magnificent zebra shoulder mount. Complete with full mane. Height 76 cm. Width 37 cm.

A full zebra pelt with felt backing

Zebra Pelt with Felt Backing

A full zebra pelt with felt backing