A Victorian taxidermy leopard rug

A fantastic, early example of a taxidermy leopard rug, unmistakably by top taxidermists Van Ingen & Van Ingen of Mysore, India (note the characteristic snarl and custom made eyes). 

Dating to c.1900 when game hunting was a popular pursuit. 

We have never seen such an excellent example: this piece is in exceptional condition (teeth, claws, tail, very little wear or fur loss, strong colours). This superb example is backed in vibrant red felt. You are unlikely to ever find a better one. 

A simply superb, period piece for any interior. 


All approximate

Nose to tail length 202cm

Front leg width 128cm

Back leg width 121cm  



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 dusty. It would benefit from a gentle brush. 

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