A Victorian taxidermy leopard rug by Roland Ward for Army and Navy

A fantastic, very early example of a taxidermy leopard rug, unmistakably by top taxidermist Rowland Ward for the Army and Navy store (note the characteristic snarl and custom made eyes). 

This is a large example. 

Dating to a time when game hunting was a popular pursuit, we would rather this beast was alive but it was created in a very different time to our own with different values and fashions. 

A simply superb, period piece for any interior. 


All approximate

Nose to tail length 225cm

Front leg width 160cm

Back leg width 122cm  

Head height 18cm



Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note that this rug is unbacked so can be draped, mounted on a wall or placed on the floor. It is well worn, with losses as seen. 

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