Hyena Rug, Tiger, and Antler Chandeliers Offered at Big Game Trophy Auction

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Big antler chandeliers, a rare full body Tiger and an unusual Hyena rug are among thousands of western décor and taxidermy mounts up for auction this Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth at the World Class Big Game Trophy and Western Auction. The sale offers distinctive items for game room or ranch décor from private collections of famous big game hunters and two museums.

Big antler chandeliers, a rare full body Tiger and an unusual Hyena rug are among thousands of western décor and taxidermy mounts up for auction Friday and Saturday in Fort Worth at the World Class Big Game Trophy and Western Auction. The sale offers distinctive items for game room or ranch décor from private collections of famous big game hunters and two museums.

The auction includes numerous rustic and African décor items, Native American Indian jewelry, cowboy and Indian collectibles and over 700 taxidermy mounts from around the world. The taxidermy items representing hundreds of species even include full size mounts such as Grizzly bear, Zebra, Lion, Leopard and Bongo.

"We have rare, hard to find items," said John Brommel, sale organizer. "Collectors and interior decorators purchase them for homes or for commercial establishments such as bars and restaurants. You can create quite an impression on your guests with a gigantic elephant head on your wall."

If an elephant head is a little large for the decorating space, there will be rare exotic rugs such as Tiger, Leopard, Polar Bear and Jaguar; large fish and small game animals such as Pheasant, Armadillos, Bobcat, Beaver and Badger. Other unusual mounts for the walls include a giraffe-necked Gerenuk, Buffalo, Caribou, Baboon, Nyala, Zebra, a variety of Sheep and a Moose. Of the most unusual auction items are an elephant skull, Wolf rugs, a full body Monkey, a Musk Ox and a full body Lynx.

Decorator and collectible items include a collection of bronze sculptures, chaps, spurs, hand carved African pieces, spears and tribal staffs, arrowheads, antlers, horns, metal art, knives and bear and other rugs. Also in the sales are furniture and accessories such as a unique zebra stool with animal feet, horn furniture, tables, artwork, baskets and hides.

The general public preview is Thursday, April 19th at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 1 Amon Carter Square, Exhibits Building 1, from 1-7pm and Friday, April 20th from 10 am-12 pm. Auction days are Friday, April 20th starting at 12pm, and Saturday, April 21st starting at 10 am. Some items are sold only within the state. For more information visit http://www.TaxidermyKing.com or call John Brommel at The Corner Shoppe in Austin at 512-451-7633 or week of auction 817-338-4801.

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