-- Photo contributed by Don Dunkle
This cherry gun rack graced the parlor of
Granddad and Grandma's house for many years.
Uncle Don thinks it was commissioned by Granddad's grandfather, which
would date it around 1875. I don't know whether the
antlers are Great-Granddad's trophies or someone else's. Can anyone fill me
Unless I'm mistaken, some tenants who were living
in Granddad's house years after he died absconded with this unusual artifact, but
somehow uncles Don and Walter retrieved it. (Guys, can you provide details? We won't identify the
Here, the piece stands in Uncle Don's
wood shop, showing off his restoration work. Don had to remake the
bottom part (a pair of umbrella stands) from memory. Granddad (or
someone) had removed the bottom, possibly so the gun rack could be mounted
on the wall behind the parlor desk.